Stolen Nova, the solo project from Josh Landau, frontman of the acclaimed L.A. rock band The Shrine, unveils a new single “Clouds” today—listen here.

The single cover features the Chain Reaction sculpture in Santa Monica, designed by Paul Conrad and built by Peter M. Carlson. “I can't believe this sculpture is in Santa Monica. I went to High School across the street from it and it's just so dark and intimidating. Santa Monica is so clean and sunny. Rumor is that it’s made from recycled guns. The doom of the sculpture fit the feeling and obviously the title of ‘Clouds,’ it's an upbeat song musically but I was down when I wrote the lyrics. I remember I was on a long walk across town in Paris and it started raining. I was traveling alone and thought the trip I was on was gonna be quite different to how it turned out.”

The new track follows Stolen Nova’s first single “Vortex,” which arrived alongside a video created with celebrated artist/director Nadia Lee Cohen (Kali Uchis, A$AP Rocky).

Landau grew up on the westside of Los Angeles; a Santa Monica High School student obsessed with Hendrix, Prince, Black Flag and Sabbath. His upbringing revolved around the Dogtown and Z-Boys lifestyle of the neighborhood; surfing Venice Beach and skateboarding in the empty swimming pools of Beverly Hills.

He spent the end of the 2010s touring the world with The Shrine—opening for the likes of Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden and headlining sold out shows as far flung as Japan, Australia and Russia. The Shrine were firmly rooted in the skateboarding community, often playing parties for Thrasher Magazine and soundtracking skate videos, in addition to ongoing collaborations with Obey’s Shepard Fairey—who designed album art for the band and had them perform at his most recent “Damaged” solo art show, where they did an encore set with original Black Flag singer Keith Morris; and Converse—for whom Landau designed a signature shoe.

Stolen Nova was born as Landau began to realize that he had accomplished his teenage dreams—playing with the legends from whose songs he’d first learned guitar, collaborating on a skateboard with Z-Boy Jim Muir, opening for Slayer all over Europe—with The Shrine. Instead of resting on his laurels, Landau embarked in search of new inspiration, discovering new pockets of his hometown and spending months couchsurfing in London. Upon returning home, he laid down the rough ideas of what would become “Vortex.” Much more music from Stolen Nova is imminent.

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