International Music Review of Nova Heart – ‘Lackluster No.’ (China)
OK – so being a devoted Joy Division and New Order fan I wasn’t sure about how a review of this new single by Chinese singer Nova Heart (aka Helen Feng). Being likened to New Order – it’s a hard act to follow. However, I totally get this and the highly retro ‘Lackluster No.‘ does indeed sound like early New Order.
‘Lackluster No.‘ was released to support her live dates, including Glastonbury Festival next week over here in the UK. Slow pumping synth and simple vocals work do their job and give this little tune a real post-industrial feel. Well worth a listen. The video is a teaser for the upcoming video and is 4 minutes of improvisation from Beijing based Modern Dance artist Cui Jian.
Nova Heart is playing at Glastonbury this year so if there this week check her out. Nova Heart is a pretty big deal in China and starting to cause a ripple over in the UK/US.
Her album release date is October 2nd 2015 via Caroline International.