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"It is an utterly gorgeous piece and whether you consider it classical music or electronica, a combination of both or something else altogether is irrelevant. All I know is that the world is a better place for having this in it."
Say the phrase classical music and most people will automatically think of the past. But classical music is a genre like any other and so it moves with the times too. Star Goes Nova makes music that could easily be seen as the cutting edge of that genre, especially with this gorgeous creation.
Okay, it blends electronic music through its more expected classical grace, it is full of modern beats and futuristic sonics but the tools of the trade are always evolving, so why not?
The Ocean Between Stars, a title that already sets fantastic scenes and imaginative scenarios in motion, is a gorgeously ornate gathering of sounds past and present, digital and analogue, classical and classic. It flows rather than grooves, it shimmers with beauty as electronic creations rain down through the cinematic washes and sweeps which form its sonic bedrock.
It is an utterly gorgeous piece and whether you consider it classical music or electronica, a combination of both or something else altogether is irrelevant. All I know is that the world is a better place for having this in it.
Filled with bold and vibrant tones and immaculate synths, Star Goes Nova goes above and beyond to bring a stunning track to life.
Star Goes Nova Reveals Vibrant New Track
Santa Barbara-based Star Goes Nova, also known as Christine Law, has brought us a magical creation with the music video for her song “The Ocean Between Stars” and it’s just what we need on this dreary Monday while we wait for the vaccine to course through our veins and give us life again. The video follows the idea of a calming and magical journey of space and the ocean in beautiful blue and purple hues. The video itself perfectly compliments the song, which utilizes ballad-like EDM style.
Star Goes Nova is already established in the Southern California music scene as a bass player, but she is honing her sound engineering skills with her newest music. She’s able to take people to a place filled with magic and possibilities. She utilizes her talents when it comes to music production and creates beautiful instrumentations that resonate in the soul with her 115 year old piano and knack for creating great beats.
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Star Goes Nova combines electronica and traditional instruments to break the boundaries of music. Self described as “fantasy dubstep for stargazers” the artist’s latest track “The Ocean Between the Stars” showcases the diversity and intricacy that Star Goes Nova is capable of. The artist behind Star Goes Nova is SoCal based multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer Christine Law.
Law has a long history in the music industry with much diversity in genre and experience. With inspirations ranging from Pink Floyd to Illenium, and performing experience in hardcore bands and orchestra’s, Law’s unique combination of all creates a sci-fi universe to delve into.
We caught up with Star Goes Nova for an exclusive edition of Video Voyageur which you can dive into below.
Tell us the story of this song, why did you choose to visualize this song specifically in this way?
“The Ocean Between Stars” was transfused from a galactic angel into my brain upon learning a friends’ loved one was terminally diagnosed. I was just sitting at the piano, imagining them on a moonlit beach – the feel of the salt air, the sound of the waves, the stars in the black sky, and a boat sailing through the universe from star to star. This song seemed to write itself.
What was the inspiration behind this video (visuals, storyline, etc.)?
I realized so many people were having the experience of loss and grief and I just wanted my music to provide peace – a place to settle the soul, and know everything was going to be ok. I believe just because a loved one passes, doesn’t mean the relationship ends.
What was the process of making this video?
I created the components of the video with drawings, animation and composites. The idea of a boat ferrying souls into bliss appears in so many historical contexts, I just felt the sampan was the perfect vessel. The sampan’s passengers sojourn the stars on waves of light, color and sound. Going through the spinning stardust recreates old realities into a starry sea with a velvety dark moon, which will always be there to steer by.
Star Goes Nova Reveals Stunning Video + Single
Through her empathetic and intrinsic capabilities, Star Goes Nova lights a fire in her listeners to reach for the stars and beyond. Working with Grammy producer John Baffa, Christine Law reinvented herself from a well-known Southern California bassist to a multi-instrumentalist and sound engineer. As Star Goes Nova, she creates epic Neoclassical Electronica stories that combine real instruments with EDM sonics, transcending past and future. “The Apprentice” is an epic tale for all who desperately search for meaning. Weaving her 115 year old classical piano, power drums, deep bass EDM themes and featuring Disney vocalist Karen Eden, Star Goes Nova gives her listeners a space to find personal power and dream of magical worlds.
Inspired by Game of Thrones and other Viking tales, “The Apprentice” is a Neoclassical Electronica story of a young dreamer searching for beauty and power. Star Goes Nova, aka Christine Law from the Santa Barbara area, is a multi-instrumentalist and sound engineer who masterfully bonds dubstep drums, grime bass and a 115 year old grand piano. Well known on the Southern California scene as a bassist, Christine’s life was changed by her personal battle with the Thomas Fire to save her horses. Being surrounded by flames, she experienced a dimension that merged the real with the unreal and became Star Goes Nova. The melding of her hardcore and childhood orchestra sonic aesthetics was literally forged by fire. Working with Grammy producer John Baffa and Disney vocalist Karen Eden, “The Apprentice” embraces the magical possibilities of symphonic fantasy and EDM to give the listener a space to find their own power and magic.
STAR GOES NOVA DELIGHTS ON NEW RELEASE
Star Goes Nova has absolutely blessed us yet again with a beautiful new single and a soothing video to complement it.Played on a 115 year old piano and grime bass, Star Goes Nova has created “The Ocean Between Stars,” a melodic instrumental electronica ballad with a beat. SoCal based sound engineer, multi-instrumentalist, and masterful songwriter Christine Law is the genius behind Star Goes Nova. This single combines real instruments and Enya-style background vocals with electronic sounds to piece together the most epic, unique track.
There are many layers to “The Ocean Between Stars,” and the music video surely encapsulates the emotional beats. The 5-minute piece includes many different dynamics, sounds, and moods. The entire song is incredibly soothing and wistful, but there are moments that are more intense than others. The video begins with a fade-in of an image of an old ship sailing in space, surrounded by beautiful lights and stars. The entirety of the first section zooms slowly into the image of the ship while the colorful lights move slowly inwards and outwards. Accompanied by a bridge-like section of the track, the image then shifts to a star forming. As the track transitions into a denouement, an image of the same ship sailing through space with a purple moon above it appears.
The single along with its video counterpart are perfect for anyone in need of a moment to relax and be mindful. We are all in need of these moments these days, and Star Goes Nova has given us the perfect audio/visual experience to do so. We can’t wait to hear more!
April 7, 2021
Inspired by the TV show Game of Thrones, and played on a 115 year old classical piano, "The Apprentice" by Star Goes Nova is the neoclassical EDM epic we didn't know we needed.
Star Goes Nova is a cinematic, grime bass, EDM inspired artist who focuses on masterfully telling stories while providing a space for her listeners to dream and discover themselves. Born Christine Law, and currently based in Southern California, Star Goes Nova is a multi-instrumentalist and sound engineer that utilises real instruments along with EDM sonics to transcend past and future and dream of magical worlds.
"The Apprentice" is described by Christine herself as "a Neoclassical Electronica story of a young dreamer searching for beauty and power". She portrays this theme through deep grime, passionate emotive electric guitar and haunting reverberating vocals repeating phrases such as "feel the magic is yours" and "the gold and heart is yours". The song ends on a very calm and peaceful note as the main instruments slowly drop out of the song to be replaced by tinkling bells and just a classical piano.
"The Apprentice" really is a song to submerge yourself in your own fantasy of wonder and magic, and after you listen to this song you'll want to binge listen to all her others!
Star Goes Nova Unveils Gorgeous New Single
Southern California-based sound engineer Christine Law, also known as Star Goes Nova, has released her newest fantasy dubstep single, “The Apprentice”. This multi-instrumentalist is able to create music that feels like it’s from another world. She is able to combine her beautiful vocals, dubstep rhythm tracks, and her 115 year old piano to create something magical. The song itself is about a person’s journey to become a powerful wizard, a story that matches the instrumentation of the song perfectly. Law was able to shed the version of herself in music and burst back into the scene as Star Goes Nova, and we are so happy that she is staying true to herself and burning as bright as she can.
The beginning of the song, which seems to give modern Bon Jovi “Wanted Dead or Alive” energy with its mysterious feeling and beautiful piano and guitar duet. It then transitions into Star Goes Nova’s mesmerizing vocals that talk about feeling the magic within oneself. I think the power of this song is that even though the song is about becoming a mythical being, it can still be applied to real life. People can listen to “The Apprentice” and feel motivated to follow the dreams that they have when it comes to success. Star Goes Nova is able to use her neoclassical influence to create a beautiful story with so much metaphorical meaning. It is truly an inspiration.
Make sure to download “The Apprentice” and look out for what Star Goes Nova creates next! I know I will be.
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Star Goes Nova Enchants with “The Apprentice”
Played on a 115 year old piano and grime bass, Star Goes Nova has released “The Apprentice,” an influential electronic anthem and their latest single. SoCal based sound engineer, multi-instrumentalist, and masterful songwriter Christine Law is the genius behind Star Goes Nova. This project is the combination between electronica and real instruments used to tell epic stories and conjure powerful thoughts and feelings for listeners.
Inspired by Game of Thrones and other viking tales, “The Apprentice” is about a young person looking for meaning. The lyrics are eerily similar to an experience that Christine had in Santa Barbara -- the traumatic Thomas Fire. Having to save her horses from a flaming sky, she “experienced a dimension that merged the real with the unreal and became Star Goes Nova.” This memory may have influenced the lyric “diamond sky” that is repeated throughout the song.
The entirety of the song is pretty much a wall of intense, beautiful sound that paints a picture of a transformative battle or dangerous situation, with the exception of the very end. The track ends on a major chord played on the piano and soothing background vocals, which may signify a hero’s victory or a peaceful ending of the tale.
We love the combination of EDM and classical instruments as well as Christine’s powerful voice. We’re so excited to hear more and experience another epic tale by Star Goes Nova.
Star Goes Nova premieres her new single and video for “The Ocean Between Stars”
Star Goes Nova‘s latest release, “The Ocean Between Stars“, is a neoclassical electronica sonnet about the place where souls of our lost loved ones sojourn. Taking inspiration from rock music, EDM, orchestral music, and of course: the stars, Star Goes Nova aims to help connect her audience to the real and unreal, as well as find the meaning in space, time, and thought through music. Mixing live instruments along with electronica and deep bass has allowed Star Goes Nova to create a unique, identifiable sound that resonates with many people. More widely known as bassist Christine Law in Southern California, she’s toured and recorded with the famous and the obscure; credits include hardcore band Tantrum, Theo Mordey (Jesus Christ Superstar), Charles Law & Jagged, Grammy winner John Baffa and platinum selling songwriters Suzanne Paris and David Holster. You’ll hear fantastic collaborations with different artists on Star Goes Nova pieces.
“The Ocean Between Stars” places a melodic piano and orchestral strings at the forefront of the piece. The introduction of the song is quickly followed by dubstep drums and a haunting electronic instrument that closely resembles vocal harmonies. The song in its entirety is relaxing, soothing, and almost reminiscent. With its constant resemblance to planetarium music, “The Ocean Between Stars” brings up memories of elementary school field trips and pointing at the ceiling to a projection of the night sky. The song is accompanied by a visualizer that supports the feeling of the song through symbols and colors. The first scene of the video is that of an abandoned boat on the beach, by the ocean, and a still night sky. Quickly changing to one of the galaxy with bright blue and purple, the scenes continue to portray the narrative and theme of the song all while enhancing the listening experience.
“The song was transfused from an Angel into my brain upon learning a friend was terminally diagnosed with cancer. I was just sitting at the piano, imagining my friend at her favorite beach – the feel of the salt air, the sound of the waves, the warmth of sunlight, and this song came out. I realized so many people were having this experience, and I just wanted my music to provide peace – a place to settle the soul, and know everything was going to be ok. I believe just because a loved one passes, doesn’t mean the relationship ends.”
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Star Goes Nova Reveals Gorgeous Track “The Apprentice”
Star Goes Nova is big kick drums, deep grime bass and cinematic electronic music. Dubstep compositions of fantasy and power feature Christine’s one-hundred year old grand piano, guest vocalists and guitarists, and Christine’s groovy, bad-ass bass. Her new song “The Apprentice” is the perfect first listening experience to the artist.
More widely known as bassist Christine Law in Southern California, she’s toured and recorded with the famous and the obscure; credits include hardcore band Tantrum, Theo Mordey (Jesus Christ Superstar), Charles Law & Jagged (college radio), Grammy winner John Baffa and platinum selling songwriters Suzanne Paris and David Holster. You’ll hear fantastic collaborations with different artists on Star Goes Nova songs!
Star Goes Nova is a music composer, sound engineer, producer, multi-instrumentalist and performer on the Southern California scene. My inspirations are Seven Lions, Leah, Leo Z, Pink Floyd and Illenium. Star Goes Nova is the fantasy come true of my technical imagination, hardcore rock band, EDM festival and high school orchestra experiences.