“Making this song was the strongest I’ve ever felt, and that’s because it was about a time where I felt powerless and that experience has only made me more resilient”. A defiant statement from London-based singer songwriter NANA, who’s new single ‘W Hotel’ comes out on the 27th and screams with an unapologetic elegance.
After Reading & Leeds Festival announced their 2020 rosters, the conversation of gender inequality in the music industry reared its ugly head again, with many calling for more diversity amongst festival lineups. The sense of empowerment in this song is enough to quash any counter argument, inviting listeners to feel connected, understood and celebrated whilst being serenaded in layers of beautifully constructed, soul-inspired tones.
Drawing comparisons to the careen Bailey ray, NANA conspired with Jack O’Hea (Kirk Francis, Long Tonic, Hexposeur, Strsome) to create something wholly energetic, and yet with an honest impression of vulnerability; only serving to add to its already charming presence. After a 2019 UK-wide tour performing alongside the likes of Ganda Boys and HYPOPHORA, her stock in what is a very saturated industry is growing with every release and performance. Featuring on Jordan Jane’s upcoming 2020 album alongside Aphex Twin, NANA’s alluringly confident style has all the ingredients to reach exciting new heights in the months to come.