Welsh singer-songwriter Novo Amor has released not one, but two sparkling new songs for all of us. The two songs ‘Decimal’ and ‘Halloween’ are the first fresh sounds that we’ve heard from the music artist this year, and he does not disappoint.
Hey, it’s been a little while. 2 new songs, Decimal & Halloween are out at midnight. Link here: novoamor.ffm.to/decimalArt stitched by Tilleke Schwarz
The fresh new sounds are a breath of life, tinged with textures of nostalgia – which we can see in the instrumental and lyrical colours of ‘Halloween’.
‘Decimal’ on the other hand feels like a walk at the beach, feeling the sand and waves on your toes, and that freedom you get when you ride your bicycle and let your hands off the handlebars.
Indeed, Novo Amor (aka Ali Lacey) does bless us with ethereal music and beautiful soundscapes that seem to make you float yet keep you incandescently happy.
It is also perhaps what is needed right now; music that puts that smile on your face when you need it the most.
Prior to the release of the two songs, Lacey also released a YouTube video entitled ‘Reporting Back’, which gave us a glimpse into his thoughts, how he feels about music and why he does it all these years. The result is an exquisitely beautiful, brutally honest and personal video that makes you smile both on the inside and the outside – almost like looking at an old photograph or a series of sepia-toned photographs that you’ve not seen in years. It is simple yet deeply touching.
The 28-year old music artist, known for his popular songs such as ‘Birthplace’, ‘Carry You’ and ‘Anchor’, is also an advocate for global issues such the global plastic waste epidemic, climate change and air pollution, all three of which have been extensively addressed in some of his music videos.
‘Birthplace’, made with Sil van der Woerd and Jorik Dozy, featured a professional free diver Michael Board and a long whale model made from collected plastic waste. The video has been viewed over 3.5 million times on YouTube, reshared over 1,000 times and won awards including Best Video at the prestigious Camerimage International Film Festival and Independent Video of the Year at the 2018 AIM Awards.
Lacey’s most recent collaboration is a 12-minute film set across two chapters, ‘Sleepless’ and ‘Repeat Until Death’, which aimed to shine a light on climate change and the devastating impact of air pollution in Mongolia.
His songs have also been featured in movies and television series such as ‘Five Feet Apart’, ‘Station 19’, ‘New Amsterdam’, ‘Roswell, New Mexico’, ‘The Royals’, and more.
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