Faceless but not without voice, Novellus makes edgy, personal music masked by pop aesthetics. Indie Shuffle is proud to premiere "Twenty Eight." A sleepy, lonely electronic jam from his debut EP untitled, the song finds our auteur battling quarter-life crisis thoughts during the dead of night.
It can be described as "pop music with teeth." Novellus is spreading a sound that can dig into your heart while making you dance, burrow into your ear without circumventing your brain. New Ancestors, the label releasing untitled, puts it like this:
"Novellus writes his story in music, skewing and sampling his own sounds until it cuts sharp as a razor producing six fractured and slanted tracks about love, power and paranoia.
From smoke filled gambling dens and an itchy trigger finger pressed to a gun, to the claustrophobia of miscommunication and a room faraway from home, this is mutant-pop futurism, room shuddering beats and snap back melodies. Novellus focuses his attention on what matters most to him; a song for secrets, a song for pain, a song for fucking. It’s the music, it’s family, it’s love. A song for blameshifters, a song for a gun, a song for loneliness. What you need to know is in the grooves, the rest is distraction."