Taken from new album ‘The Futurist’ due September 2020
“A minimal-pop, introspective confessional piece” – Curated By Girls
“Novaa’s latest release, ‘Alien’, is a flowy track about all the intimacy and alienation of being a human.” – Girls Are Awesome
“Intricately produced alt/electronica pop effort from Novaa that enthralls the senses and awakens the mind” – The Line of Best Fit
Berlin based experimental pop artist Novaa provides an ominous warning with ‘Cyber Room’, a minimal-pop, introspective confessional piece that floats seamlessly over atmospheric electronic beats. Taken from her brand new album ‘The Futurist’ due later this year, it follows on from her recent singles, ‘Universe Lullaby’, ‘To Be Yang’, ‘Alien’, ‘Elon’, ‘Drones’ and ‘AI Am In Love’.
She says: “There is a German website that is like an online flea market. You can put your clothes online so people can buy it. I’m all for reusing things and second hand, so I love this concept and the website. But to be honest I don’t feel very safe on there anymore after an incident that happened a couple of months ago; I was selling a lingerie-like body on there, and after some weeks of having it online a guy texted me saying that he wants to give it to his girlfriend as a present and asking about the size and if I could send him a picture of me wearing it. Obviously I didn’t send him a picture and simply told him what size it is. But he didn’t let go of it and kept asking me for pictures. And then he offered me 90 bucks if I sent him a picture. I reported him and wrote the first Verse of ‘Cyber Room’. The internet is a weird place, it’s full of confused people and bots and strange places. First I wanted to only write about the incident with the guy. But when I started writing the second verse I found myself talking about the way we present ourselves online and how we are completely different people online and in real life. Still we often think we connect with each other online which can lead to a lot of confusion and loneliness”.
Following on from her acclaimed self-titled debut LP released in 2019, Novaa explores the future on her forthcoming album The Futurist. Or rather: how we used to see the future, how we used to imagine the future. A future that actually might be our reality today:
“So many technologies influence us profoundly, but they are barely discussed in the public”, Novaa explains. She’s always been interested in futuristic topics, pestering her physicist brother to explain the world of technology, physical laws and inventions to her, devouring podcasts, documentaries, and books dealing with ideas of the future. “I wanted to break down really complicated matters into something more understandable and emotional”, she says. And this is how The Futurist was born. Its songs are more than just brilliant pop songs by a really great young writer, they’re intended as conversation starters. “I don’t want them to evaluate the ideas expressed in them”, Novaa clarifies, “they are neutral. Just a starting point.”