photography by Rebecca Kramer
We have been fans of Berlin based singer and songwriter Novaa for many years, and interviewed her for the first time in 2016. Already back then she told us how important it is to her to spread a message through her music. “I try to make music for everyone and not for me. Of course I can only describe and say what I see and feel, but to me music and art in general should always be a prevention for value loss. I want my music to make people think and question everything.”
In the meantime, the German artist has grown up, and has always remained true to herself over the years. Her new track “You Can F With Me” – lifted from her forthcoming album due in April 2022 – is dedicated to a very serious topic and is an attempt to musically come to terms with things that have happened to her and at the same time to encourage others not to let their stories go unheard. The outcome is an incredibly beautiful single that gets under your skin on all levels.
Novaa explains: “”You Can F With Me is a song about the things people asked and told me as a victim of sexual abuse and rape. „Don’t ever mention his name“ „Don’t talk about being a victim of sexual abuse in public“ „Reporting him won’t do anything“ „Reporting him is important“ „I won’t work with him, at least when you’re part of the team“ „Did you really say no?“ „How bad was it?“ „You should not have been drinking“ „Some things are karmic“ „Are you sure you remember it correctly?“ The one thing I want people to take away from this song is; listen. Listen to the victim. Make room for them. Create a safe space for them to speak up, to find a way of healing. This world knows very well how to judge people that are victims of abuse while protecting the abusers. And as long as this is the case I will continue to speak up and be loud.”
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