NAV was busy writing and producing music while stranded at home due to the Covid-19 pandemic. He’s back with “Wrong Decisions,” a new song from his upcoming album.
The song and music video for “Wrong Decisions,” produced and directed by the Canadian rapper, are essentially about his career highs and lows.
NAV, born Navraj Singh Goraya, began his career in 2015 as a co-producer on Drake’s “Back To Back,” and has since released three albums, the fourth of which, “Demons Protected By Angels,” is due out soon.
His career, while brief in comparison to others, appears to be anything but. NAV begins the mellow track by rapping:
“Had to get it all by myself, I ain’t have a choice, when you got nobody around, it’s hard to enjoy. My heart been filled with pain, I just cover it up in Dior, sittin’ courtside at the game, thinkin’ ’bout my problems on the floor.”
Meanwhile, the music video is both mellow and somber. It follows NAV mostly alone, reflecting the lyrics of the song.
Fans were moved and surprised by Nav’s vulnerability on the self-produced track. A user commented:
“Nothing’s better than feeling involved with NAV. It’s only music, but it means a lot more than just that.”
“I heard the pure emotions coming from his words. I cried deep emotional tears and realized at that very moment I could make something of myself. I turned my life around and became a very cool person, and broke out of my shell. He saved me.”
NAV told Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1 that “Wrong Decisions” was one of the first songs he wrote during his quarantine. He said:
“I just took my time during quarantine… honing in on my production and skills and here it is.”
He described the song’s creation process:
“I try to make sure that I please every part of my fan base – the OG fans they want an OG sound, so I give them the OG sound with this song, and then we still want the turn-up songs for the club, and we still want the sad songs for when you’re by yourself and the girl songs for the girls.”
NAV previously released “Never Sleep” with Travis Scott and Lil Baby before releasing “Wrong Decisions.” According to reports, this song will be included in “Demons Protected by Angels” and was produced by Tay Keith and Grayson with co-production from Mike Dean.
NAV’s most recent albums were “Good Intentions” in 2020 and “Bad Habits” in 2019. With over nine billion global streams, these albums catapulted the rapper to the top of the Billboard Top 100.