Nova Flares Announces Debut EP: dreamgaze for the perfect Tarantino / Lynch soundtrack
‘Krokodil Tears’ video https://youtu.be/
‘Gut Splinter video’ https://youtu.be/
Based in Louisville, Kentucky, Nova Flares is the solo project of Jason Wagers, whose music as a solo artist cleverly combines shoegaze with neo-psychedelic and surf rock. This is as close as one can get to the surfgaze dreamery Quentin Tarantino or David Lynch love to include in their soundtracks. The new accompanying video for ‘Krokodil Tears’ was directed and edited by Hunter Saylor, co-directed by Jason Wagers, and produced by Eric Yaets.
Conceptually ‘Krokodil Tears’ conveys the simple idea of two energies traveling towards one another and creating a beautiful reaction. The verses are slightly sensual sounding and invoke motive, the pre-chorus comes in and sounds so peaceful, yet there remains a slight feeling of chaos in the mix. Then suddenly everything starts feeling easy going and perfect after the chorus hits, like everything is just the way it was meant to be.
“Slow-Building. Explosive. Passionate. I imagined beautiful explosions in the sky when i was making this song…. & maybe methodical love making at some point. I wanted a gut feeling of satisfaction at the end, so that’s what I aimed for,” says Jason Wagers.
“This song, along with every track being released on the coming EP, are meant to be strictly musical however, I intentionally made these tracks very spacious and vibey so that the listener could attach whatever memory or emotion that they get while listening to a song. This should be a more personal experience. To me, that means that to every different listener, it’s a completely different song, and I like that idea. Similar to the idea of a “nova flare”, this ends up being a memory of giant reaction.”
‘Krokodil Tears’ https://novaflares.
‘Gut Splinter’ https://novaflares.
All photography done by Destiny Robb @ www.destinyrobb.com