London-based Brazil native Nonô’s new single No Drama is out now, and has already gotten love from BBC Introducing London. On this hot new offering, the young talent serves her signature lyrical sass and knack for a catchy beat over the warm, rhythmic production. It tells the story of a relationship, where the one partner weighs on the other, courting conflict- and that these gender stereotypes of being ‘too much’ can work both ways. Nonô also featured on two buzzy tracks this Summer; Radio 1 favourites Feel Right Now by Parx (Parlophone) and Memories by Eden Prince (Axtone), the latter of which has gained support on 1XTRA.
“I used to date a guy who was very overwhelming and dramatic. He would overanalyse everything I said, which would then cause a fight. I got tired of that. I wrote No Drama about this change of perspective; women can be chilled when it comes to relationships and that’s something we should see more of in the mainstream media”- Nonô
With a growing following of 159k on Instagram and over 5 million streams to date, Nonô is well on the way to becoming a new young artist to watch. Growing up in a big family in Brazil, Nonô’s listening taste pulls in many inspirations, from Seu Jorge, Funk Carioca and Bossa Nova/Samba, to Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Etta James, Daniel Caesar, Nina Simone and contemporaries like Eminem, D’Angelo and Chance The Rapper. Nonô moved to London for musical inspiration and it was a time when- she explains- “life got even more real. Everyday is a challenge- you always have to prove yourself, your worth, and have to know that it is difficult making it out here but you can’t let yourself be affected by these things. You always have to keep pushing forwards”. Nonô first launched into the contemporary music scene with her debut cut Bite, and treated fans to a high energy debut sold out headline show at London’s Hoxton Bar & Kitchen.