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Nova drops drill-inspired single ‘No Fear (ft Jeremy Mbiba)’


With artist's such as Little Simz, iSong and Ivorian Doll, the drill scene has never been more varied and appealing to be part of. Nova has not only joined it, but has set out to kick back at stereotypes and be a trail blazer within it.


'No Fear' is Nova's latest offering, and comes in the form of a drill inspired single in collaboration with Jeremy Mbiba. The track showcases her extraordinary performance skills and lyricism amongst a hard hitting backdrop, and amongst this features Jeremy Mbiba’s luscious vocals, meaning that Nova’s sound is more distinctive than ever.


Talking to us about the release she says: “I wrote No Fear after getting super into drill over the course of 2020 through female artists like Trillary Banks, Ivorian Doll and Teezandos. I loved what they were doing and wanted to get involved, I was really inspired by their look and the subject matter of their rhymes.Teezandos had a done a really sick Mad About Bars with R’n’Drill artist iSong which I absolutely rinsed so much for months. I’d heard Jeremy’s voice through another project I’d worked on and I loved loved loved the skill in which he would create these haunting gospel-like layers that were so enchanting and rich in culture. I got the beat off Louis Seivwright and me and Jeremy got to work.The process of making the artwork was dope too. I got to tag along to a car meet and see inside a subculture that I’m actually pretty interested in, cars are sick (even though I can’t drive . I’ve had a lot of fun performing this track live over the past few months so I’m super excited it’s getting out there. After recently moving to London, I’m hoping to jump on a few stages here and bang out No Fear (and other tracks like it) soon."


Jeremy also spoke highly of the recording process saying: “I’d say the writing process was really interesting as it’s a genre that is way out of my comfort zone but it was very exciting to challenge myself and inject my style into that field.”


With accolades such as her debut album 'Re-Up' earning her the title of the youngest ever winner of the Scottish Album of the Year Award in 2020, we can see the huge development in her career and we feel the young-artist will capitalize further on her success.