Released this week, My Story is a collection of tales of self-discovery born of romantic mishaps and flirtatious fun. The 22-year-old's nice-girl persona is the perfect foil to Shaggy's lyrical shenanigans in the teasing "What U waiting 4," their chemistry reminiscent of R. Kelly and Aaliyah's early alliance, with Shaggy doing double-duty on the mic and behind the decks. "Fire," the album's bombastic first single, was produced by Shaggy as well and will likely be a dance-floor favorite with its futuristic, counterpointing bleeps and spaced-out simulation of a dancehall-styled marching band.
Thematically, this Story is full of contrasts: On the one hand, Na'sha comes off as a straight-laced prude, telling oversexed playas where to get off in the Scott Storch scorcher "Get to Go Home" and staying faithful to a distant lover in "Distance." Yet she also shows her vulnerable side in succumbing to the occasional booty call ("Baby Luv") and singing the blues when a lover lets her down ("Mama"). But it's the backstory of hope and inspiration woven throughout her self-penned drama that truly shines. "Just when life seems to be done," her bright soprano promises in the title track, "here comes the sun."