Swagger Swerve

Episode 22

Swagger Swerve with Nao Yoshioka, the smooth R+B International singer from Japan to New York. Nao shows us how to break through in Life and Music

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  • How she started singing internationally, growing up in Japan and knowing little English.

  • How she found the power of music, especially soul music and how it helped her in her teens when she was suffering from depression.

  • What performing live does to her once she gets on the stage and how it just gets her in the zone and be confident.

  • Her experience singing in the Apollo and her struggle living as a musician in New York City. Her first impression of the States and the audience in contrast with her fans in Japan.

  • Her writing process and how she makes it that each of her albums have her story behind it.

  • How she found the right people who had the same interests as her and worked with them to achieve her dreams.

  • The importance of reconnecting to her roots again especially her family and rediscovering who she really is which gave her an inspiration for her next album.

Let's officially Swagger then Swerve


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