NAWAS, dangerously self-assured and shockingly frank, is here to rile you up. Marrying smooth, androgynous R&B vocals with rich instrumentals and tightly woven concept-based lyrics, NAWAS combines timeless sound with the hustle of newcomers. One listen and you instantly see their collective past, present, and future. It’s big, loud, and exactly what you’ve been waiting for.
Originally from Louisiana, NAWAS is now based in Nashville, where vocalist and songwriter Jake Nawas, guitarist Ben McDaniel, and drummer Joey Gonzales frequently collaborate with producer Sainte and songwriter Luke Foley. The band’s timeless sound is influenced by the likes of Kayne West, Prince, D’Angelo, and Justin Timberlake, with a foundation that celebrates both classic songwriting and innovative production. Nawas’ smooth, androgynous R&B vocals, rich instrumentals, and tightly woven concept-based lyrics have found fans among tastemakers and music lovers alike. The band have hit #1 on Hype Machine and is rapidly approaching one million streams combined. They’ve also received airplay on Beats 1 and inclusion in Spotify’s most coveted playlists, including New Music Friday, Weekly Buzz, Discover Weekly, and Fresh Finds. NAWAS is currently at work on their debut EP for Harvest Records.