This week we have a crush on Justin Nozuka’s latest single “Nova”. This track comes warmly received after his live EP “Now & Then” release last month which was a truly stunning exhibition of melodies and strong themed instrumentation. “Nova” does not disappoint, matching the style and vibe of the EP Justin is continuing to find his new ground in his well-developed take on music in 2021.
“With these two I felt the pull to dive into a more contemporary sound. It’s the first time I’ve really gone in this direction… kinda scary but also very liberating. I’m just having fun with these two, exploring new sounds. Have been sitting on the Nova idea for over 2 years, played it for my manager and he was like - THAT - let’s get That," said Justin Nozuka.
Justin released his debut album “Holly” at the age of 17 in 2009. Since his debut, Justin has received a duo of JUNO nominations in Canada, two Gold albums (“Holly”, and “You I Wind Land Sea”), as well as winning an NRJ Award in France. Alongside this, he has toured internationally, playing alongside world-renowned artists such as Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige, John Mayer, and Jazon Mraz. He appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Show and Good Morning America, and continues to demonstrate his ability to impress and inspire on a global level.
With over 150M cumulative global streams, Nozuka 's “No One But You” marks his first release since 2018, once again looking to push the envelope of his sound, shifting from the folk-minded approach of his previous album, “Run to Waters”, into a world of warm, analogue R&B and smouldering, down-tempo soul.