Let Nápoles Put You On Her ‘Cloud 9’
She wants her listeners to dream away.
One month ago, we covered a release of her emotional and nostalgic single ‘4 In The Morning,’ the third instalment from her EP. Nápoles, a Stockholm-based artist of Cuban and Russian roots, experienced as a gospel singer and an opening act for Beyonce, kept her promise. Her 6-track project ‘Cloud 9’ is seeing the light of day, bringing a very consistent, groovy sound, which fuses R&B with neo-soul.
Her deep, authentic but also, extremely sensual vocal resembles Kali Uchis and unfolds ‘4 In The Morning’ as a complete and highly personal story, introduced by a smooth opening track ‘Wish You Knew.’ ‘Lime and Honey,’ dedicated to her closet ones, celebrates ‘deep and true connections,’ whereas ‘I Been Up’ brings on her introspective experiences.
This is how Nápoles explains the title. ‘To me, Cloud 9 means otherworldly. It is another realm and frequency where everything is possible. It is my world, lifestyle and I want to take my listeners there. I want them to dream away with the help of sweet melodies and sounds. I want them to recharge whenever they experience the project. It’s truly an elevation of what I want to pursue musically, and I want to bring my listeners in on the journey I’m on. It’s a cohesive EP with different sides of me as an artist.’