Nova Miller’s New Retro Pop Single ‘Do It To Myself’


retro-pop artist Nova Miller

Marina Eskander, Reporter

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Swedish-born pop artist Nova Miller’s retro pop single, “Do It To Myself,” is a powerful song that illustrates the confusion that many people experience in a relationship. With magnetic lyrics and euphoric harmonics, Miller reflects the important fact that people need to love themselves before they enter a relationship. The single is not a part of an album and it is not yet known if her single will be composed of an album.

The single has a vintage 60s feel, with a classic Mamas and Papas harmony with melodic guitar in the introduction. The song is inspired by notable female figures like Christina Aguilara and Aretha Franklin. 

Her melodies and harmonies in the single offer a positive illumination of what a good relationship can be but before the relationship crumbles, she takes the privilege of shattering the relationship. Miller emphasizes that you need to embrace loving your authentic self.

“I think that ultimately, it comes from overcoming insecurity and finally realizing that you have to love yourself before you can love somebody else,” said Miller on her official website

The elaborate lyrics in her song expresses her self-realization about her current emotions in her relationship.Her lyrics say, “I’m talking really broken, my trust was stolen, so now I ain’t that open.” She is referring to her past relationship and that she needs to take the time to reflect on her current relationship before she drives herself into madness. 

According to Miller’s personal biography, her new single is produced by The Monsters and the Strangerz, the same people who produced Zedd’s “Middle” by artists Ariana Grande, Grey, and Maren Morris. Her personal biography says the single also features a sample from the Mamas and Papas “California Dreamin.”

The singer recalls some of her childhood memories sleeping in her father’s guitar case backstage while her parents, who are both musicians, were on tour. She says in her personal biography. She has since then spent her life dedicated to her own music. The inspiring 18-year-old singer, who has faced some criticism in the music industry due to her age, has constantly been underestimated.

“It is really hard to be a young, confident, ambitious girl,’” said Miller on her personal website. “Starting out in the industry, I always had to prove myself in different ways. I was constantly being underestimated for my age and blasted for my confidence.”

Although she was repeatedly being misjudged, it seems that her experience has made her carry out her passions even further. As a young star in the music industry, she claims it’s not easy trying to prove yourself. 

“As girls, we have to be better, we have to do more to be seen’” she said.”I’ll take that fight. I’ll work a bit harder, and I’ll prove myself.” Her lyrics show exactly that story. Her story is uncompromising, and her strong lyrical message is what makes Miller’s song empowering.

The song, “Do It To Myself” is a chaotic but high-spirited song that compels listeners to stay positive through difficult circumstances, while still pleasing her listeners with the nostalgia of classic 60s era groups like the Mamas and Papas and with a Nancy Sinatra, Dolly Parton-esque in her song “Do It To Myself.” 

“Do It To Myself” has gained popularity for a good reason; it excludes from the average breakup song, it’s an evocative-pop anthem, disco-like euphoria that every pop artist attempts to achieve at least once. Some of Miller’s other singles include, “Do It To Myself” “Turn up the Fire” and “Not Your Number.”

“Do It To Myself” is a glamorous pop song, which mostly has contemporary song elements from artists such as Camila Cabello and Zua Lippa’s style and in the music video it visually has a twist of Nancy Sinatra, Dolly Parton, and a Sonny and Cher quality. “Do It To Myself” is available on Spotify, YouTube, iTunes and SoundCloud.