Ethiopian-born, Canadian-raised rapper Naya Ali has unveiled the new single, “More Life, Less Names.”
“More Life, Less Names” is the first single off of Naya Ali’s We Did The Damn Thing, set to release in the fall of 2023. The record is yet another seamless collaboration between Naya and Toronto-based producer Adrian X, the last one earning them the 2022 English Album of the Year award at the ADISQ.
The song is heavy on the X’s signature entrancing guitars entwined with Ali’s love for hard-hitting 808s and unpolished voice cracks.
“I can’t always paint a pretty picture, but I can always paint beautifully.” I’ve learned that it’s okay to walk away wholeheartedly from people or situations that do not serve me or my purpose. I wrote this record while reading Ryan Holiday’s “TheDaily Stoic” which constantly reminds me of the absence of a destination, only a journey that will inevitably forge our character. No need to point fingers or name names…trust yourself enough to walk away.”
My name is Naya Ali, an Ethiopian-born, Canadian-raised hip-hop artist from Montreal, Quebec. The purpose is to make people self-aware and self-esteemed.
“More Life, Less Names” is the first single off of my upcoming project, We Did The Damn Thing, set to release in fall 2023. I wrote it while reading Ryan Holiday’s “The Daily Stoic,” which steadily reminded me of the absence of a destination, only a journey that will foreseeably for our character. I had to learn to take space and allow myself to walk away wholeheartedly from people or situations that do not serve me or my purpose.
I try to stay intentional when writing, really letting out whatever emotion needs letting out. I want people to resonate with the music, so that inspires me to dig deeper.
Yes, definitely, this month I’m playing at The New Colossus Festival in NYC on March 9 & 10th
The goal is to connect with more humans and drop another project that will resonate and give more light into the world.
Connect with Naya Ali:
I’m Jenna, the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be.
Canadian Beats has grown to become more than media, and what a journey it’s been.
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