What’s this? It’s been a while since we last heard from Swedish artist Nova Miller, but it turns out she’s just been beavering away at making great tunes for us. And now she’s back with the first of those. ‘Do It Myself’.
What’s it like? It’s the sound of a throwback to a ’60s summer that’s laced with regret. But oh what memories.
And is that a familiar harmony I hear? That is an official sample taken from The Mamas & The Papas, yes.
What does Nova say? “‘Do It To Myself’ is not what you think it is. At first it’s a guitar-driven retro bop but it’s really about the worst form of going crazy, driving yourself crazy! My favorite part of the song is the California Dreaming reference, like the layered vintage vocals that take you all the way to summer and back. It’s about being a creature of habit when it comes to relationships and not even giving the other person a chance to hurt you because you’ve already messed it up for yourself. Basically, it’s that “it’s not you, it’s me” thing but I’m working on myself and things can only get better.”
You can find ‘Do It To Myself’ on our Best New Pop playlist.