NAO Joins Smokey Danger For Profoundly Touching "Dear God"

NAO Joins Smokey Danger For Profoundly Touching "Dear God"

October 14, 2020

In a bid to promote mental health awareness, rapper and singer Smokey Danger has teamed up with his sister NAO for "Dear God".

The track comes in partnership with charity and record label Key Changes and the NHS to promote positive mental health through music. Smokey Danger (real name Duane Davis) unfortunately suffered from schizophrenia, however he is now on the road to recovery. The illness left Smokey unable to communicate verbally, but his work with Key Changes has reshaped his fortunes, resulting in a dramatic improvement.

Music has played an influential part in Smokey's life, and he's now ready to throw himself into his artistic endeavours as a rapper, singer and songwriter once more. With the help of Key Changes, Smokey Danger is now flourishing and "Dear God" is a touching testament to his progress, laying bare his inconceivable experiences. The track is undeniably human, fusing vulnerability and spirituality with deeply affecting results.

Both moving and powerful, "Dear God" is an always-welcome reminder that support is there for those who need it. There are many who find solace in music, and it's heartwarming to see the medium has saved yet another soul.

Words: Ian Opolot
Photography: Ronan Mckenzie