Mat Kerekes, founder and vocalist of the band Citizen, has that his new solo LP, Nova, will be released August 5th, 2022 via Wax Bodega. Today, he has also released “Danger“, the first single from the album. Listen to it now below.
“Danger is a song that wrote itself,” explains Kerekes. “As one of the first tracks written for‘ Nova’,it kind of sparked the entire writing process and lit the fire that I needed to write an album. The subject matter touches on not feeling heard or seen by someone you once looked up to. I had Daniel Fang track the drums on Nova and I feel like he really gave a new life to them, especially this song.I’m very excited to finally let it see the light of day.”
Nova is available for pre-save/pre-order now HERE.
The album’s title was inspired by two places-an early 2000s PC game and the state where he’s living. He’s been splitting time between his hometown Toledo, Ohio and Woodbridge in North Virginia—NoVa to locals. A rerelease of the fantasy hack-and-slash game Diablo 2 brought the second iteration with a character’s special attack called ‘frost nova.’ The stars had aligned: Nova would be the next record.
If this sounds like a shockingly chill way to name a record, that’s the point. The new album is brimming with imagination, humor, romance, balls, and whimsy. Nova isn’t a record that feels like our grave, endlessly serious historical moment; it’s a record that escapes it.