[Cover photo credit to Maggie Scruggs]
Singer, songwriter, and bassist Sylvia Rose Novak has released new single, “To Ten”, the second from her upcoming 5th studio album A Miss / A Masterpiece. The new Power-Pop / Rock track represents Novak’s pivot away from the Americana / Alt Country sound of her previous records and towards a harder rocking sound inspired by the Emo and Pop Punk bands she loved as a teenager. A Miss / A Masterpiece will be released in full on May 20th, 2022.
A Miss / A Masterpiece may at first seem like a dramatic pivot for fans of her previous material, but as the record unfolds, it becomes clear that this new style is the musical context Sylvia’s songwriting and vocals have always been meant for. As she put it herself:
I’m trying to really find my footing in the industry with this album. Not so much as an “I play rock now” thing but as an “I made a rock record because I do what I want” thing. I may make an indie album next. I may make a metal album. The future is wide open.