Born in Montreal, Nova Rose quickly acquired a love of music from her Egyptian-born father, who would play the guitar as she sang along every night before bed. This simple routine eventually transitioned into a passion for violin, guitar, and piano, as well as a lifelong obsession for singing and writing songs in both English and French. This natural bilingualism makes her music a perfect fit for the multicultural community of Montreal, such that Nova Rose has landed at #1 on Quebec radio stations, earned coveted industry titles, charted in the Top 40 at Billboard, and been featured on editorial playlists. Many of these accomplishments came along before Nova Rose had even graduated from university.
Latest track "Still Thinking of You" explores the overwrought days that come just after a break up: when a long distance divides two souls that were once in union, but now separated by both distance and the realization that the relationship itself was toxic. Coming to terms with the new reality, and reliving the painful details, extends directly from the need to find hope and redemption in an uncertain future. From this emotional brew, Nova Rose concocts a 'fun bop' that layers the sounds of modern pop against a musical persona that is holding space for a new generation. The songs that she writes are a reminder to herself and her listeners that life can be difficult at times, and we should always feel free to take a step back and self-assess. In her own words, it's ok to not be ok.