Kicking things off on a high note, critically-acclaimed musician Tuvaband is starting the year with the release of yet another haunting new single that has been coined as perhaps her most relatable song yet. “By the Time You Hear This” was a product of the pandemic, which now comes to full fruition ahead of her EP release New Orders this month.

Haunting and highly anticipated, “By the Time You Hear This embraces the abstraction of time and challenges our obsession with planning, taking an existential approach to the fluid rhythms of the universe.

“Last but not least, it lasted too long. Later than last can we count on the past // Last but not least, it lasted too long. Later than last can we count on the future” ~ By the Time You Hear This

Time is one of those things that we easily take for granted and when 2020 hit, what we’ve always known finally came to a sudden stop. And while we still recover from the emotional turmoil that it has caused, reentering the world as if nothing ever happened feels like an impossibility. Not only has Tuva previously earned a Norwegian Grammy nomination, but her intrepid artistry has garnered favorable comparisons to Kate Bush, Cocteau Twins, David Lynch, and CocoRosie. Her songwriting exudes an indie-pop mystique, easing through delicate, piano-led folk, softly-soaring post-rock, and carefully-crafted sound design. Floating over these carefully-composed songs and densely textured soundscapes are Tuva’s fluttery vocals which manage to be both visceral and vulnerable.