To the Debbie NovaHer Grammy nomination for 2021 came as a bit of a shock.
And no, it’s not just because she’s humble. Rather, the 40-year-old artist was unable to personally perform songs from her album 3:33, which was released in May, amid the coronavirus pandemic and the closing of large gatherings. “We didn’t really get feedback from the audience immediately,” she exclusively tells E! News in the video above. “Sometimes social media doesn’t set that bar … I think people vibrate with the album. They like it!”
After all, the 14-song tracklist perfectly captures the roller coaster of 2020. “Lyrically, it’s an album that talks about life cycles and how you sometimes have to go through the darkness to see the light again.” Debi explains the album, which mixes elements of Bachata, Bolero and Bossa Nova. “We have to go through winter to get through spring, and that’s what the album is about.”