Japanese soul-singer Nao Yoshioka releases her new, jazz-infused new single, “Spark.” The electric Hirotuki Matsuda-produced track was co-written with Grammy-nominated songstress Carolyn Malachi and will be featured on Nao Yoshioka’s new album, The Truth, available everywhere via SWEET SOUL RECORDS/YAMAHA MUSIC on September 14th.
“I got to work with the amazing Carolyn Malachi and the talented Hiroyuki Matsuda for this song,” explains Nao Yoshiaka. “It’s about the magical moments when I’m on stage. When I’m performing and can hear the audience cheering or singing along… there’s suddenly an electric shock going through my body, it’s a tingling sensation, it’s like a Spark! These are the moments that I know am doing my life’s purpose! Something I think everyone can relate to when they’re following their passion.”

For her upcoming album, Nao Yoshioka has recruited Emmy winning/Grammy-nominated producer Khari Mateen (The Roots, Jill Scott), Swizz Beatz, protege Musicman Ty, and soulful songwriting collaborations with Naoki Yamanoushi. “Spark” follows her gorgeous, first single “I Love When.”