Nova Miller takes listeners on a time travel with her bop “Do It To Myself” – listen here. The single, which is about one recognizing their own toxic behavior, showcases Nova’s retro pop sound. Although the message may be perceived as dark, Nova see’s her musical purpose as positive and is determined to be the ‘anti emo’ disrupter in the pop space today. The track features The Mama’s & The Papa’s Sample ‘California Dreamin’ and is produced by The Monsters and the Strangerz, the production team behind Zedd’s “Middle” featuring Maren Morris, Grey, and Ariana Grande.
With a sound that blends new school pop with vintage aesthetics, like the fluttering strings and harmonies of 60’s era groups such as The Mama’s & The Papa’s, she may be right. Expanding on the single, Nova states “‘Do It To Myself’ is not what you think it is. At first it’s a guitar-driven retro bop but it’s really about the worst form of going crazy, driving yourself crazy! My favorite part of the song is the California Dreaming reference like the layered vintage vocals that take you all the way to summer and back. It’s about being a creature of habit when it comes to relationships and not even giving the other person a chance to hurt you because you’ve already messed it up for yourself. Basically, it’s that “it’s not you, it’s me” thing but I’m working on myself and things can only get better.”