Since she entered the electronic music space, taking the alt-route has become part of Christina Novelli’s course. To start putting that into context, her new album ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You!’ is the direct follow-up to 2019’s ‘Through My Eyes’. Given that the latter was an all-acoustic affair, while this release could hardly be more ‘club’, it allows you some idea of the artistic latitude she has carved for herself.
Over its 10-track course, Christina co-writes and sings with Sue McLaren, Sarah de Warren, Bo Bruce, Linney, Reigns and Susie Ledge. Her commitment to developing other female artists is something she pursued through her Muse Music Records and Muse Music Management enterprises for a number of years now.
Christina Novelli: “For as long as I can remember I’ve always wanted to do joint vocal collaborations, so I thought this was the perfect time to introduce this. The vocal collaborations are also co-writes, which meant we were able to share our stories, in the lyrics we wrote. Each artist that I worked with on this album, I chose specifically because of their individual and unique talents. I love how perfectly they have mastered their own craft and how much they have inspired me in their music. So, I just knew they would get my vision for this album, and together we would create magic.”
There’s possibly no better window to a singer’s soul, than through their lyrics, and Christina’s telling us much about hers on this album. The album holds a mirror up to shared life experiences though, while its tracks collectively comment on the human condition - frailties and all. At its core however, it asks a simple question: … Can you relate!?
'It’s Not Me, It’s You!' is out today on Black Hole Recordings.