Nova Soon

Nova Soon

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Nova Soon (aka Noah de Grunwald) is a 25-year-old Norwich-based classical guitarist & writer of 'space-folk' songs: fingerpicked, quietly jazzy, literary ballads of mortal (& sometimes immortal) lives lived under the unknowable stars (& sometimes out among them). Following 2019's lavishly-arranged debut album, 'You Are Alive' — which led to airplay on BBC Radio 6 & KEXP, plus festival slots at Oxjam, Extinction Rebellion, Wild Paths & Trunchonbury — a sophomore effort will land in 2021, this time home-recorded & stripped-back, with the ultra-meticulous narrative songwriting front-&-centre. Released on June 4th, the second single is 'Telling The Bees': a dark, minor-bluesy, alt-country shuffle, propelled by jazzy double bass, handclaps & descending guitar riffs. Inspired by the titular tradition — where beekeepers would whisper secrets to their hives, hoping the bees would one day lead them safely to heaven in exchange — the lyrics follow a city girl called Holly on her odyssey through a mythic countryside where 'the river listens' & 'the shadows frown', all to eavesdrop on a local preacher's hiveside confession. Before we discover what he whispered, or why it 'made her blood freeze', a ghostly outro of piano, trombones & synth pads sweeps both Holly & the listener away — 'down to paradise'.

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