Coming from Los Angeles, Novelties is a collaboration between Kelly Mylod and Sophie Noire that is creating beautiful electro-pop music that you just want to listen over and over again.[tdivider style=”fa-bolt” color=”#000103″]
Intro from the Other Side by Novelties
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What inspired the sound and lyrics of “Intro From The Other Side”?
Sophie: “Intro From The Other Side” is an introduction to Novelties. Our intention was to create a sonic teaser by incorporating our sound into a two- minute experience. Lyrically, we wrote “We come alive at night from the other side…” because the words evoke an otherworldly feeling that we want listeners to be intrigued by.
How did you decide to collaborate?
Kelly: We decided to collaborate because we wanted to find our purpose. Music is our strongest connection and collectively, we have a passion to contribute our original creative efforts to the world.
What drives your style?
Kelly: Different cultures drive my style. I always make conscious fashion choices in fit, color and fabric that reflect my true self. I am inspired by pops of colors, gold, stones and the intricate details of what completes an outfit.
Sophie: I’m driven by dark aesthetics and edgy elements. I love mixing black or gray pieces with metals, leather, denim, lace and statement accessories. My Instagram handle @WitchyWildWest is inspired by my style.
Music and fashion, do they go hand in hand? Why?
Sophie: When combined, music and fashion dramatically enhance each other if properly executed. I love the art of pairing both visual and sonic aspects in order to create a distinctive brand. Music inspires me to portray my most authentic self through fashion.
Kelly: Yes, fashion is the visual representation of who you are as a person. I explore style the same way I experiment with music. Fashion allows me to tap into my creativity.
What are the plans for the future of Novelties?
Sophie: The music video for “Intro From The Other Side” will be premiering soon and we’re set to release our second single, “City” this summer.
What are you passionate about besides music?
Kelly: Different languages fascinate me and broaden my mind. I speak several languages and many words don’t directly translate from the English language, so it makes me think about how I really feel and what I truly want to communicate. It reminds me that the world is bigger than we might think.
Sophie: I’m passionate about photography and books. Photography alters my perspective and allows me to freely express my vision. I love reading and have a collection of contemporary fiction, classics and horror novels.
Your favorite artists?
Kelly: I have such an eclectic mix of artists and genres on my playlists that I don’t have any favorites, but right now I’m listening to Grimes and Thievery Corporation.
Sophie: My current favorite artists I’m playing on Spotify are Wild Belle, Chelsea Wolfe, Lana Del Rey, Father John Misty, Fleet Foxes and The Kills.
A phrase or mantra that describes Novelties?
Kelly: “You think you’re just a drop in the ocean, but look at the ripple effect one drop can make.”