3 Reasons Why You Should Listen to ‘Tokyo 2020’ by Viral Artist Nao Yoshioka

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‘Tokyo 2020’ is the new song by Japanese soul singer Nao Yoshioka, whose video of her live performance at Blue Note Tokyo has been viewed over 700,000 times and has become the talk of the globe.

1. ‘Tokyo 2020’ is a song with a message that transforms a tumultuous time (the pandemic) into a creative endeavor.

‘Tokyo 2020’ by Nao Yoshioka is inspired by her time in Tokyo from 2020 to 2021. Everything started in August 2019 when she released her album ‘Undeniable,’ and appeared on Sway’s Universe, a popular SiriusXM show hosted by former popular MTV host Sway. She appeared on the show with Jon Batiste, who received an Academy Award for the film ‘Soul,’ and others.

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Nao Yoshioka returned to Japan shortly before the pandemic and lockdown in New York in 2020, riding high on the momentum of her international tour and appearances. She spent her days watching the unending television reports of a divided and chaotic globe after discovering that the virus had ruined her American ambitions. She was not only denied the chance to appear live on stage, but she was also unable to sing owing to a damaged throat. Her days were spent debating the meaning of her existence and the basic reasons for her decision to pursue a career as a singer.

“In the midst of this helplessness, I thought about the plight of so many people just like myself and wondered if I could somehow sublimate the situation into music, and ‘Tokyo 2020’ is the result.”, says Nao.

Nao Yoshioka’s soulful vocal work shines through with gorgeous strings, creating a mid-tune that combines the nostalgic mood of the 1970s with a modern R&B feel.

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2. ‘Tokyo 2020’ Was a Creation of a World-class Production team.

The song was co-written by Nao’s 2019 Japan tour members Corey Bernhard (Talib Kweli, Snarky Puppy, Ariana Grande) and Khari Mateen (Jill Scott, The Roots, Emmy Winner). Ben Kane (D’Angelo, CeCe Winans, PJ Morton, Chris Dave), one of New York’s hottest new engineers and Grammy winner for his work on D’Angelo’s recent album, ‘Black Messiah,’ mixed the song. Her music was once again produced to a high standard. DELTA, a one-of-a-kind select store in Yoyogi Uehara, Tokyo, styled the artwork.

3. Nao Yoshioka is now viral on YouTube after surpassing 500,000 views around the world

The live streaming video of Nao’s most recent concert at Blue Note Tokyo is currently generating a lot of attention on YouTube, with over 700,000 views and 400 comments from all over the world complimenting her, the band, and the quality of the music in front of an enthusiastic, applauding audience.

A campaign is underway in conjunction with the release of ‘Tokyo 2020,’ allowing subscribers to watch the sequel to the video on YouTube ahead of time.

Stay tuned for more Nao Yoshioka moves from across the world. Follow her on:

Official Web Site: https://naoyoshioka.com

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/jp/artist/nao-yoshioka/533392203

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4YPiq62lEVjRdzhSlNto08?si=ndFz2jI9SwGI88Fg_wOOFg

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx86RXRmtNBL1JGgD-fgvQg

Instagram: http://instagram.com/nao_yoshioka

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NAO_WORLDWIDE

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/naoyoshiokasweetsoul


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