Taken from forthcoming album ‘She’s A Rose’ released 9th July.
Berlin based alt-pop singer-songwriter NOVAA pays homage to American feminist writer, poet and civil activist Audre Lorde on her new track ‘Audre’, lifted from the forthcoming album ‘She’s A Rose’ due later this year. Fusing delicate electronics over Novaa’s haunting, serene vocals, she offers a poignant message of healing and hope in these troubled times.
Novaa details the track: “I think about three or four years ago I stumbled across a book that changed my perspective as a person and artist massively, that book is called ‘Your Silence Will Not Protect You’. It’s a collection of speeches, poems, ideas and essays by the wonderful poet, writer and activist Audre Lorde. Obviously Audre is an incredible and skilled writer with a vast amount of knowledge and wisdom that she shares, but the thing that most struck me about her was not only what she talked about but also how she talked about it. I felt like there was a softness, a gentleness and homeliness to her words that held huge strength exactly because it was soft and gentle. It makes me angry and sad that our society mostly doesn’t see, recognise nor credit the work that black women do. What they contribute, what they sacrifice, simply and only because of stupid hierarchies and the racist system we live in. With this song I wanted to shine light on Audre and her incredible work. Research her story, her life, read her books, listen to her speeches – see and support black women and their work.”
24-year old Novaa’s star is on the rise. Her recent album ‘The Futurist’ (2020) and self-titled debut (2019) were lauded by tastemaker press and peers alike including Complex Magazine, The Line of Best Fit, Clash, Dummy Magazine, Kaltblut Magazine, Nothing But Hope and Passion et al. 2021 will bear witness to Novaa’s brand new full length effort ‘She A Rose’, marking her out as a rare talent to watch out for this year.
‘Audre’ will be available digitally across all platforms on 2nd July