Nao - "Bad Blood (SBTRKT Remix)"
Remix EPs often seem like throwaways—a couple of EDM remixes put together to try and get the song to reach a new audience and maybe a rap remix where the MC's subject matter doesn't match the feel of the song at all. That is absolutely not the case with NAO's For All We Know EP.
Five different songs from her album get the remix treatment, and some of our favorite artists are involved, including Kaytranada, Mura Masa, Stormzy, and Sam Gellaitry. Each delivers a totally different take on NAO's sharp but soulful pop songs, but SBTRKT's is on repeat. You should already know how creatively SBTRKT approaches working with different vocalists, and here he creates a whole new world for NAO to inhabit. It's a win for everyone involved, and let's hope all remix EPs can be as much fun as this one.—Alex Gardner