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Yasmin Nova

How did you first get into music?

It’s quite funny, I used to write songs about people I didn’t like in primary school as a way of dealing with negative feelings. It usually made me feel a lot better. Whenever there were school assemblies and the school would sing together it was quite a magical thing, it was definitely my favorite part about school. 

What is your creative process when making music?

I am not entirely sure I have so much of a process, or at least it is very minimal. I never decide ‘today I am going to make music.’ The situation choses me rather than vice versa. Sometimes I will go months without touching my guitar and other times I experience an inspirational flow everyday. I usually play around with a few chords, nothing crazy, and sing over it. If I like what I have created, I either make a rough recording on my phone or write it down. With a song it either happens or it doesn’t. I don’t spend ages reworking something. Either it’s an intuitive immediate splurge, or it’s not meant to be. I am not sure if this is a bad or good thing, but I suppose it’s my creative process. 

What interests or hobbies do you have outside of music?

I love climbing- trees, ledges, aerial hoops. I’m a major fan of any activity that helps to facilitate a reconnection with nature, nothing beats swimming in the sea (Living in London, dipping in a pond is an alternative.) I always have a book on the go, recently I have become obsessed with Yuval Noah Harari, the author of Sapiens. I am currently reading Homo Deus which is blowing my mind and ruining my lifein the best possible way. 

What is your main inspiration?

My main inspiration is people and situations. There are people I have been obsessed with (usually someone I know next to nothing about) who I've written a string of songs for, and they don’t even know. Otherwise, I feel inspired about feelings I can’t put neatly into boxes and need an alternate outlet for.