Musician Nova Rose talks about her latest single "Just in Case," her songwriting process, and how quarantine has impacted her creativity.
How has quarantine and social distancing impacted your creativity?
It has in a way limited how much I see and interact with other artists, who often times inspire me to create! However, I became resourceful and started doing FaceTime writing session and even learned how to properly track my own vocals in order to finish tracks.
“Just in Case” hits deep for young people in love. What’s the meaning behind the song?
It’s definitely a song that is up for interpretation no matter who is listening to it. For me, it’s a song about early relationships, and for some, the anxiety we get when starting out. Not knowing if that person really likes you and kind of spiraling with negative thoughts that seem realistic.
What’s your songwriting process like?
It depends! Sometimes I start a song on my drive home from work, just humming a melody and then sometimes I get into the studio and start brainstorming with the other writers and producers.
Our summer theme is all about the coming of age experience. What does it mean to be young today?
I think being young today is harder than it ever was. There are so many norms and societal expectations that we feel we need to keep up with. I think if we focus on ourselves and enjoy the moment (without overthinking) we can truly fall in love with who we are.
Nova Rose's Favorites
Favorite Tik Tok trend: Cookie tutorials
Favorite quarantine snack: Olives
Music influence: Lady Gaga, Tove Lo, and Billie Eillish
One odd skill you possess: I’m double jointed
LA or New York?: NYC
Top artists on your playlist right now: The new Gaga and Dua Lipa albums
Stream "Just in Case" on Spotify by clicking here.