NAWAS, dangerously self-assured and shockingly frank, is here to rile you up. Marrying smooth, androgynous R&B vocals with rich instrumentals and tightly woven concept-based lyrics, NAWAS combines timeless sound with the hustle of newcomers. One listen and you instantly see their collective past, present, and future. It’s big, loud, and exactly what you’ve been waiting for.
Originally from Louisiana, NAWAS is now based in Nashville, Tennessee where members frequently collaborate with producer Sainte and songwriter Luke Foley. Influenced by the likes of Kayne West, Prince, D’Angelo, and Justin Timberlake and with a foundation that celebrates both classic songwriting and innovative production, NAWAS’ debut project is as smooth in the low end as it is tough when the beat kicks in. It’s music most likely to blow out your speakers. It’s the soundtrack to that wild night you spent the entire next day coming to grips with. It’s uniquely NAWAS… here to remind you you’re alive and that sometimes, a little dirt under your fingernails is a badge of honor.
“The first half of Wrong is about things getting worse before they get better. It was written during a time when I was confronted with my shortcomings by family. I wasn’t being the son, brother or man I should have been and because I have a family who loves me, they told me this and challenged me to do better.
The second half of Wrong is about the juxtaposition of pleasure and pain, specifically sex and death. Pleasure will come as pain will, but without one the other does not exist. ” – Jake Nawas