Though Sacramento native Nailo is gearing up to release his first full-length album, Shapeshifter, on February 1, 2018, this isn't his first foray releasing fresh music. His experience creating genre melding jams is a force to be reckoned with. As a member of the funky-soul hip/hop group, Balance and the Traveling Sounds, and the RnB/Indie fused alternative group, Tribal Campagne, Nailo groomed his unique sound into the groove driven, avant-garde, prog-pop songwriter, and producer that he is today.
His first single, "Talking Like This (ft. Angela Muhwezi)," is a prime example of his progressive songwriting capabilities, combining modern 808s, primal drum samples, and classic 80s synth tones with poignant guitar licks and beautifully crafted melodic and rhythmic vocals. Its popularity caught on with listeners as it gained over 25K plays in its first two months on Spotify - a feat that is unheard of for new artists.
On December 7, 2018, he released his second single, "Grip." Taking a more singer/songwriter approach, Nailo's vocals are featured on a raw blend of intimate, coffee shop lyricism coupled with creamy musical soundscapes.