Promising much at this year’s outset, Christina Novelli delivered with her Paul Oakenfold and Richard Durand team-ups. However, it’s the English singer/songwriter’s new solo standalone material that’s possibly garnered the greatest fire. That reaches its first summation now, as she completes her ‘Heavy EP’ with ‘Memories’.
‘Heavy’ largely concerns itself with matters of the heart, however it’s how she frames and delivers her stories that make them immersive.
Love is rarely a clean-cut affair and when it comes to reflecting that, the EP’s title track isn’t pulling any punches - emotional or otherwise. It does however 180 the traditional ‘if you love something, set it free’ viewpoint - switching it from liberator, to the recently liberated. For every tonal yin on ‘Heavy’, there’s a yang waiting just around the corner, and ‘We’re Home’ brings the EP something far more ‘together-forever’ in message.
“I’m lost without you … but don’t you dare take me back” sings Christina on her most recent single, ‘Black Heart’. Flipping the conventional break-up script, her lyrics lay bare a tale that is introspective.
The EP concludes with brand new track ‘Memories’, themed around the power of reflection, its synths and optimistic tone kisses the EP off in the most elevating of manners.