Nao - "Girlfriend"
When Nao spoke to Annie Mac about her latest single "Girlfriend," she told the radio host "we've gone for it this time." And if you listen to that hook once, it'll be hard to disagree.
The track pairs sultry production with Nao's unique, soulful voice in a way that's much more massive than what we've heard from her before. The verses are tighter, the chorus is more effective, and her songwriting is much more confident. It's the type of song that doesn't just excite you for the rest of her upcoming album, but instead ensures that once it's released, Nao will be a leader in the pop pack.—Katie K.