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5 Things You Need to Know About Nava Adé

Meet QM’s newest signee, a travel-enthusiast turned R’n’B storyteller on the rise...

Nava Adé began her forays into the song-writing world at the tender age of six. Last week, when I caught up with QM Records’ enigmatic new signee, we began our conversation with a short trip down memory lane, with Adé light-heartedly detailing how her first song was a “pretty silly” ditty about the 80’s sitcom-drama Baywatch. Admittedly, Adé didn’t know back then that she’d end up fostering a deeper passion for creating music than she did sitcoms, but it’s immediately striking as our chat ensues, that the woman across the phone-line from me has cultivated a love for the art form that knows no bounds.

Having grown up on the smooth, velvety sounds of a plethora of iconic 90’s songstresses, Adé cites Erykah Badu, India Arie and Aaliyah as the standout vocalists that have helped shape her effectual musical discernment. “It’s those artists who can induce a state of chill that I think really shaped my early understanding of music”, she tells me. I tend to gravitate towards music that makes me feel at ease, I love a smooth finish on a track, which is why I think I eventually gravitated towards making R’n’B”. Fast forward to now, and Adé has entered the scene with an evident mastery of those same musical attributes which once inspired her.

Showcasing a proficiency for creating dreamy sonic atmospheres that calm the listener with the release of her debut single’s “Body” and “Brand New” late last year, Adé is just getting started when it comes to contributing new perspectives to the landscape of contemporary R’n’B. This year, she’s set to leave her mark on the music world in a big way with the forthcoming release of her debut EP. In excited anticipation for Adé new music, here at QM we thought we’d get better acquainted with the alluring singer ahead of time. Turns out, there was much to discover, as we spoke about her artistic process, her profound love for travel, and her hopes and visions for a bright future in story-driven music-making.

Hold up though! If you haven’t already – there's no better way to get acquainted with Nava Adé than by watching the music video for her summertime-inspired, sultry debut single “Body” below.