New Zealand pop artist Navvy has delighted fans with the release of her third EP titled The Final Pieces. Sitting in tandem to the EP, Navvy reveals a striking new single ‘Somebody Else’. Co-written with Thomas Stoneman, ‘Somebody Else’ is a tribute to Navvy’s very own realisation that you can’t be there for everybody all the time.
On The Final Pieces, Navvy has invited her rapidly swelling fanbase to join her on a journey down the uneven road to emotional independence. Working with longtime collaborator Wells* alongside Starsmith (Jess Glynne, Ellie Goulding), Sam de Jong (Lennon Stella, Maisie Peters) andMartin Sjølie (Sigrid, Aurora), Navvy has once again poured her open heart into an EP that is deeply personal, incredibly cathartic and a conclusive closing-of-the-book on that which preceded it.
Rounding out the four track EP are previously released single ‘Pieces’, a song about being ok to be ok again after being so broken from a relationship, and ‘Running In My Sleep’, a lullaby quite simply about dreams of running – also co-written with Thomas Stoneman.
The Final Pieces EP is the last chapter in a story that spans a 12 month period in which Navvyhas become a whole new person. “The confidence I had a year ago is different to the confidence I have now,” she recognises. “To begin with I knew I had no choice but to try and figure out my life as I went along. Now I know I can do that. I know more about who I am, and who I want to be.”
Navvy’s instinctive grasp of what makes pop great is even more impressive when you remember that six years ago, when opera was still her jam, she barely even acknowledged pop’s existence. “I love it,” she grins. “I mean, I’m excitable enough anyway, but at the end of each session I’m always like: ‘YOU GUYS! We just made a song! It didn’t exist ten hours ago and now it does!’ It freaks me out. It’s so cool!” She composes herself, briefly. “It’s genuine magic, though, right? I feel like a wizard.”