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Saba Lou’s “Novum Ovum” Celebrates Womanhood From Every Angle

by BUST Magazine

Novum Ovum    
(Khannibalism/Burger Records)

The daughter of legendary garage rocker King Khan, Saba Lou’s rock roots are free flowing, retro, and raw. But make no mistake, the vibe is all her own. Poetic and a little punk, at once sultry and spunky, it’s garage-soul with beatnik snaps. Much like Lou’s 2017 debut, her second full-length album, Novum Ovum (“new egg” in Latin), is self effacing, yet fully in your face. Each of the 10 tracks celebrate womanhood from a vivid, unexpected angle that leaves you feeling totally seen. By the end, she’s writing from the perspective of a pregnant Star Trek whale (“Humpback in Time”) and yes, even that one’s relatable.

By Rachel Reed

This article originally appeared in the Spring 2020 print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!

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