Stockholm-based Dream Pop band, Novah, have teamed up with acclaimed singer/songwriter Amanda Mair for latest single ‘Ghost’. Taking their cues from the likes of Broken Social Scene, Beach House and The Radio Department, the track features industrial drum grooves; which are juxtaposed with haunting piano chords and Mair’s delicate voice.
Speaking about working with Amanda Mair, they said, “Amanda is a really cool artist. We’ve been talking for a long time about doing a collaboration with her and when this song came up it just felt right”.
Novah are David Tranberg, and Simon and Filip Hagström Rennerstedt. Raised on the same street on an island outside Stockholm, they played in different formations during their early teenage years until they decided to form their first band together at the age of 15. British Indie was a common musical thread. The project quickly became serious and their intense crescendos are the perfect backdrop for emotional drama.
Having recorded their debut EP on a remote island, a studios’ individuality has a significant effect on Novah’s recording process. They said, “We were recording in Stockholm in a studio with an old upright piano. We started messing around with complex beats on a drum machine and then added piano chords. It took a while before it turned into something you can actually listen to… but it ended up as a beautiful song and we are very proud of this one!”
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