Star Goes Nova combines electronica and traditional instruments to break the boundaries of music. Self described as “fantasy dubstep for stargazers” the artist’s latest track “The Ocean Between the Stars” showcases the diversity and intricacy that Star Goes Nova is capable of. The artist behind Star Goes Nova is SoCal based multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer Christine Law.
Law has a long history in the music industry with much diversity in genre and experience. With inspirations ranging from Pink Floyd to Illenium, and performing experience in hardcore bands and orchestra’s, Law’s unique combination of all creates a sci-fi universe to delve into.
We caught up with Star Goes Nova for an exclusive edition of Video Voyageur which you can dive into below.
Tell us the story of this song, why did you choose to visualize this song specifically in this way?
“The Ocean Between Stars” was transfused from a galactic angel into my brain upon learning a friends’ loved one was terminally diagnosed. I was just sitting at the piano, imagining them on a moonlit beach – the feel of the salt air, the sound of the waves, the stars in the black sky, and a boat sailing through the universe from star to star. This song seemed to write itself.
What was the inspiration behind this video (visuals, storyline, etc.)?
I realized so many people were having the experience of loss and grief and I just wanted my music to provide peace – a place to settle the soul, and know everything was going to be ok. I believe just because a loved one passes, doesn’t mean the relationship ends.
What was the process of making this video?
I created the components of the video with drawings, animation and composites. The idea of a boat ferrying souls into bliss appears in so many historical contexts, I just felt the sampan was the perfect vessel. The sampan’s passengers sojourn the stars on waves of light, color and sound. Going through the spinning stardust recreates old realities into a starry sea with a velvety dark moon, which will always be there to steer by.