NAO Explores Infatuations And "Messy Love" On Her New Single

NAO Explores Infatuations And "Messy Love" On Her New Single

June 23, 2021

R&B singer-songwriter NAO is back with her second single of the year following the mellow Afrobeats collaboration with Adekunle Gold titled "Antidote" and the mystical "Woman" featuring Lianne La Havas. "Messy Love" is another strong follow-up, which opens with warm guitar strums and lo-fi crackles before her signature ethereal tone soothes our ears.

Here she muses on the complexities of relationships and sets out to choose herself over a messy love. Themes of self-love and self-value are pushed to the forefront of this track, which is an instant reminder of NAO's skilful songwriting. It's been roughly three years since the release of her magnetic album Saturn and as she unleashes more of her soulful sounds to the world, it's bound to be another exciting year for the London artist.

Dive into "Messy Love" below.

Updated on July 26: the official video has now landed.

Words: Blessing Borode
Photography: Elijah Craig II