Watch Nao Perform a Heartwarming Acoustic Cover of Aretha Franklin’s “Until You Come Back To Me”

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The singer puts her touch on a classic from The Queen of Soul’s catalog

With her sophomore studio album due at the end of the month, Nao‘s second coming is imminent.

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As a warm-up for what’s to come, the UK singer dropped by BBC 1Xtra for a heartwarming cover of the late Aretha Franklin‘s 1973 hit “Until You Come Back To Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do)” on a recent installment of Live Lounge. With just an acoustic guitar accompaniment, the UK singer puts her patented lilt into a soulful, bear-boned reconstruction of the Franklin hit, originally written by Stevie Wonder, Clarence Paul, and Morris Broadnax, produced by Jerry Wexler. You can watch the performance above.

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Nao’s new album Saturn is out on October 26 via RCA. She’s released two singles, “Curiosity” and “Drive and Disconnect” ahead of the project. Hear those below.



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