NOVA ONE – “violet dreams”

NOVA ONE is the musical project of Providence-based Roz Raskin. Their debut album is out in April via Community Records, who also released 2018’s secret princess EP. The forthcoming lovable is a stellar collection of songs that puts a dream-pop edge on ’60s pop tropes, all while exploring gender, femininity, and queerness.

The first of those we get to hear is “violet dreams,” a reflection on beauty standards and personal presentation that seems to shroud Raskin’s melancholy in a gleaming haze. In a press release, they explain, “this song feels celebratory to me. it’s generally been a tough year for me emotionally. it’s also been a time for lots of self-reflection.”

Listen below.

01 “to be kind”
02 “violet dreams”
03 “feeling ugly”
04 “somebody”
05 “light years”
06 “close encounter”
07 “down”
08 “lovable”
09 “let’s party”
10 “how it ends”

02/06 Burlington, VT, @ ArtsRiot
02/14 Allston, MA @ O’Brien’s Pub
03/07 Providence, RI @ The Good Will Engine Co.

Lovable is out 4/24 on Community. Pre-order it here.

CREDIT: Brittanny Taylor