Japanese Soul Singer Nao Yoshioka signs in America, to release "The Light"

New York City (March 10, 2015) – Singer/Songwriter Nao Yoshioka  lands on U.S soil. SWEET SOUL RECORDS in Japan and the Purpose Music Group, through its distribution arm NIA, have partnered to release Nao’s domestic debut release ‘The Light’ on April 28, 2015. The first single “Make the Change” will be released on MARCH 31st.

Purpose Music Group co-founder George Littlejohn says, “We are excited SWEET SOUL RECORDS in Japan chose to partner with us at Purpose Music Group and Nia Distribution to introduce the very talented NAO YOSHIOKA to the American soul market”.

Nao has been on the radar in Japan for a couple of years after releasing a break out song called “Make the Change” from her anticipated debut album ‘The Light,’ which was released domestically on SWEET SOUL RECORDS.

New York City (March 10, 2015) – Singer/Songwriter Nao Yoshioka  lands on U.S soil. SWEET SOUL RECORDS in Japan and the Purpose Music Group, through its distribution arm NIA, have partnered to release Nao’s domestic debut release ‘The Light’ on April 28, 2015. The first single “Make the Change” will be released on MARCH 31st.

Purpose Music Group co-founder George Littlejohn says, “We are excited SWEET SOUL RECORDS in Japan chose to partner with us at Purpose Music Group and Nia Distribution to introduce the very talented NAO YOSHIOKA to the American soul market”.

Nao has been on the radar in Japan for a couple of years after releasing a break out song called “Make the Change” from her anticipated debut album ‘The Light,’ which was released domestically on SWEET SOUL RECORDS.

“Nao has recorded a very solid, and impressive debut album and we are honored to partner with Purpose Music Group and NIA Distribution to help spread the message of “Make the Change” throughout North America and to show the world that Nao is more than ready to take her place on the world stage.” says Michael Harris, Senior Manager at SWEET SOUL RECORDS.

‘The Light’ draws upon emotions and feel good energy to self-esteem and loving oneself, to strong messages of change and hope. Known as a progressive soul singer, Nao also pays homage to the masters and delves into the classics and Gospel while also dabbling in Rock and Funk.

Yoshioka tackles Etta James, Sam Cooke, and Nina Simone with sophistication, dedication and tremendous style. Her renditions are crisp and splendor capturing the era eerily. Hard to believe she’s a young soulstress barely 27 years old. There’s even a live recording tribute to Marvin Gaye. 

 

 

 

 
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