Nova Miller is an ice queen in her latest and greatest music video!
The 16-year-old Swedish songstress — who has opened for some of our favorite artists, like Jack & Jack and Jacob Sartorius — brought her most recent pop bop, “Turn Up The Fire” to life in her upbeat ice-cold and red-hot visual. And she’s just getting started!
Keep scrolling to check out her epic adventure music video and to get the inside scoop on all things Nova: from her inspiration behind the video to her upcoming EP and everything in between!
“My biggest goal, of course I want to win Grammys and be on world tours and sell out arenas, but my biggest goal is just to have a voice in this world.”
Is there an overall message behind the song?
Nova: “Turn Up The Fire” can be seen in two ways, but I choose to see it as an expression of passion…It’s very intense, the beats are very intense…It doesn’t have to be seen in a [romantic] way, it’s just about me loving what I do, and my music. It’s about me and how I can be in the studio for 24 hours without eat, sleep or water and I can just go. That’s passion.
What was your inspiration behind the music video?
Nova: My first vision, when I heard the song, was to play with the contrast between fire and the ice. The song is called “Turn Up The Fire,” obviously, and that’s why we’re in Iceland. I could’ve gotten the bonfire and the hot guy, and just do everything about fire, but I chose not to because I wanted to be artistic and a bit metaphorical.
How is it different from the music videos you’ve done before?
Nova: In my previous music videos, there’s been a lot of people, a lot of dancers, a crowd and audience. And for this video, I just wanted it to be a bit more personal, a bit more intimate and a bit more artistic.
Are you playing a character in the video, or is it you that we’re seeing on screen?
Nova: A little bit of both! I’m portraying a really dramatic ‘Game of Thrones’ version of myself.
How would you describe yourself as an artist?
Nova: My sound is very pop with retro influences, and I like to keep it a bit more organic and not as produced. I play a number of instruments, and I like to keep that feel in my songs. At this point, I’ve only released two official singles, but I think my EP really represents my sound right now. It’s acoustic, organic, but also really pop-inspired.
Where do you draw song-writing inspiration from?
Nova: I find it really helpful in my life to write about the stuff that I go through. That’s how I get the greatest songs. I want my music to be personal and relatable, and really me! I want people to be able to feel like we’re going through the same things, we’re equal, and to connect to the music.
Loving this totally talented teen? She stopped by our offices to give us an acoustic performance of “Anything For U” and it was out-of-this-world amazing!