London based quarter Novella announce new album

Novella share video for new single ‘Does The Island Know’

Novella have shared the video for new single ‘Does The Island Know’.

The London set clip was shot by Yuki Yamamoto, showcasing a constantly moving city from many different angles. Does The Island Know is taken from the recently announced sophomore album Change Of State.

“The day after the US election, Sophy messaged the rest of the band and said: “our album name has now become a bit too appropriate”… Many of the songs on the album are a reflection of the turbulence of 2016, but that’s particularly true with ‘Does the island know’, the band said.novella“It was one of the last songs written for the album, about conspiracy theories, ‘fake news’, and unfortunately feels more and more relevant every day.”

Change of State, recorded over the period of a few months in the Victorian bedroom studio of James Hoare on an old 1960’s 8-track, Novella discovered a beauty in simplicity and restriction.

It lent, what the band call a little Joe Meek magic to the process, and what could have been an added pressure instead gave way to instinct: “The best songs we wrote were written towards the end of the sessions, when we had too little time to think too much about them.”

Track of the Day, ‘Does The Island Know’:

Subscribe to our newsletter
Delivering curated content