Mat Kerekes has released “Look, I’m A Famous Actor”, the latest single from his forthcoming solo LP Nova, out August 5, 2022 via Wax Bodega. The track follows his previously released single, “Danger”.
“I’ve been known to be a homebody/party pooper and my wife is a bit of a social butterfly,” says Kerekes on the song. “This track is pretty much a big hypothetical scenario in which I’m a big party animal with her instead of a boring loser. Maybe someday, right?”
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.
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