Nova (The Sound of Arrows song)

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Single by The Sound of Arrows
Released25 April 2011 (2011-04-25)
FormatCD single, digital download, vinyl (12")
GenreSynthpop, electronic
LabelMajor Label, Geffen, Polydor
Songwriter(s)Stefan Storm, plus unknown writer
The Sound of Arrows singles chronology
"Into the Clouds"

Nova is the second single by Swedish duo The Sound of Arrows.

The singer of The Sound of Arrows, Stefan Storm, described what this song is about: "It’s a song that we actually struggled with a fair bit in its creation. It just wouldn’t sit right and we’ve got at least three different productions of it lying around on the computer, but it’s finally seeing the light. I’m very happy with how the lyrics came out in the end, the second verse especially."[1]

Nova is about escapism, which is quite a common theme for The Sound of Arrows – kind of what the whole album is about: wanting something better when you're stuck in a rut and just driving toward an ideal. Sometimes, it can be great because it can get you places, but it's sometimes like you're diluting yourself into thinking that there is always something better out there. It goes both ways. It's somewhat like hope but still there is a part of hopelessness.[2]

Video clip[edit]

There is a real cave in the video; it's about 200 – 300 meters below ground. The shooting took 48 hours. It was filmed in summer so it was super, super warm but very cold down in the cave. The experience of shooting the video was described as terrible, but worth it in the end.[2]

Track listings[edit]


Miscellaneous awards and honors[edit]

Year Award/honor Nominator
04.10.2011 10 Best Free MP3 Downloads This Week (#5)[8] NME
10.12.2011 Obligatory List 2011 (#5)[9] In At Number 40


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  2. ^ a b "Orange Music Store | Music Downloads, Latest Music Releases, MP3 | Orange UK". Archived from the original on 2011-04-27. Retrieved 2011-07-09.
  3. ^ "Promo News » Blog Archive » The Sound Of Arrows' Nova by Mattias Erik Johansson and The Sound Of Arrows » Promo News". Archived from the original on 2012-04-12. Retrieved 2012-03-16.
  4. ^ Like. "The Sound Of Arrows – Nova On Vimeo". Retrieved 2012-03-16.
  5. ^ "IR Erik Annerborn". Archived from the original on 2012-03-26. Retrieved 2012-03-16.
  6. ^ "Sound Of Arrows, The – Nova Remixes (CDr) at Discogs". Retrieved 2012-03-16.
  7. ^ "Sound Of Arrows, The – Nova (CDr) at Discogs". 2011-03-21. Retrieved 2012-03-16.
  8. ^ "Jane's Addiction, Graham Coxon, Lee Scratch Perry – 10 Best Free MP3 Downloads This Week – MP3s and Streams – NME.COM – The world's fastest music news service, music videos, interviews, photos and more". Nme.Com. 2009-12-09. Retrieved 2012-03-16.
  9. ^ "In At Number 40: Obligatory List 2011". 2012-01-15. Retrieved 2012-03-16.

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