Today, Japanese soul-singer Nao Yoshioka is thrilled to release The Truth, her third album. The album is a labor of love blending elements of soul, jazz, R&B and funk wrapped in her sweetly nostalgic aura and calming tone. The 11-track neo-soul project is a collaborative effort with Emmy winning and Grammy nominated producer Khari Mateen (The Roots, Jill Scott), Grammy nominated songstress Carolyn Malachi, Swizz Beatz protégé Tyrone “MusicMan Ty” Johnson (Alicia Keys, Snoop Dogg) and in-house producer Hiroyuki Matsuda.
When talking about the album, Nao said: “On my musical journey I have traveled to many countries and I realized that music has always connected me with people no matter the race or culture. Because of this, I feel that I have found a positive truth. The truth that I found is that music unites us as one by knocking down all barriers. This powerful concept led me to create this album and the messages found within. I also tried a lot of new things for this album which makes it a very experimental project music-wise. I tried to talk about a few different topics for the first time and tried a different vocal approach to express it, so I’m hoping that the listener can feel the positive truth from my album!”
Stream it here.
Today Nao also dropped a video for the album cut Spark.