Getting To Know... Nova Rose

After establishing herself with a breadth of rich and illuminating gems these last few years, Canadian artist Nova Rose has now returned once again to deliver her vibrant self-titled EP.

Channelling more of that warm and spellbinding alt-pop aesthetic she has been building for herself over the years, this new four-track collection makes for a brilliantly fresh and captivating listen. Filled with broad and emotive textures, perfectly set to her shimmering vocal style throughout, she continues to shine as one of the more enticing names on the rise with this one.

So with the new EP available to stream now, we sat down with her to find out more about her origins and what has been inspiring her most over the years.


What was the first instrument you fell in love with?

Every night before bed my dad would play guitar and sing me to sleep, so probably the guitar! But the first instrument I learned was the violin.

What kind of music did you love when you were younger?

I loved (and still love) all musicals and Disney movies. When I got a bit older I was obsessed with the Jonas Brothers and Hilary Duff.

What was the first album you remember owning?

Lizzie McGuire movie soundtrack.

What is the one song you wished you could have written yourself?

So many songs but probably every single Lady Gaga song, she’s a lyrical genius. I also wish I would’ve written Cool Girl by Tove Lo.

Do you have any habits or rituals you go through when trying to write new music?

I don’t have any specific rituals or habits. But I do like putting together a list of songs I’m digging at the moment as sort of a “mood setter”. I also have this super long note in my phone where I write down any ideas that I have on the go.

Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?

RAYE, Tate McRae, Jessie Murph.

If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?


What do you find is the most rewarding part about being a musician?

Hearing stories about how people discovered my music and how it makes them feel.

And what is the most frustrating part?

Writer's block.

And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?

Don’t stop creating. It doesn’t matter if you have 1 listener or 1 million, your music matters.


Nova Rose's new self-titled EP is available to stream now. Check it out in the player below.