Neo soul artist Nao Yoshioka drops her new single “Tokyo 2020” roused by her life in Tokyo during the pandemic. Nao’s colorful heartfelt vocal work radiates through with lovely strings, making a midtempo tune that joins the nostalgic climate of the 70’s with an advanced R&B sound.
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“In the midst of this helplessness, I thought about the plight of so many people just like myself and wondered if I could somehow sublimate the situation into music, and ‘Tokyo 2020’ is the result.”, says Nao.
Nao is born in Osaka, Japan, moderate soul vocalist Nao Yoshioka, joins a strong voice and New York-style of conveyance to make a cutting edge sound still well established throughout the entire existence of soul.
Subsequent to heading out to New York alone and experiencing soul music by any semblance of Sam Cooke, she put her focus on making music that would resound profound inside individuals. Nao got back to Japan subsequent to winning second spot at the Apollo Theater’s Amateur Night and remained from 2013 to 2018. In the mid year of 2016 Nao performed at her most memorable significant US live concert, Capital Jazz Fest, perhaps the biggest celebration in the United States. In 2018 Nao moved her base back to the US and saw her third collection The Truth gain her promising accomplishments: #32 on the Billboard UAC graph, a collection survey by Rolling Stone Magazine and the Best International Artist grant from the UK’s BRIGHT STAR AWARDS.
She was the principal Japanese craftsman to be chosen for the “ALT-R&B” (Apple Music) and “Next Wave Neo-Soul” (Spotify) publication playlists in the U.S. furthermore, she has performed with Jon Batiste, Nathan East, Eric Roberson, Mama’s Gun, and others.