Cover art by  Teyleen

Cover art by Teyleen

New Single: Supernova

On International Women’s Day 2019, I am releasing “Supernova” to honor the courage and bravery of those who identify as women, trans or non-binary who are coming forward to share their stories in the #metoo and #timesup movement. A supernova is an explosion of a massive supergiant star that shines with the brightness of 10 billion suns. The song shares the story of a woman who is almost killed from domestic violence and through that trauma, she realizes she is more powerful than she ever imagined. She finds a deep well inside of herself, that we all have, that can not only speak out against injustice and oppression but also find true healing.

“You can try to hurt me, but I am bigger than you ever imagined, and my inner strength is like the brightness of 10 billion suns.”

This song is dedicated to you: 

You are not alone. Your voice matters. You are so powerful.


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Tess Posner Returns With Empowering New Single ‘Supernova’”

-Vents Magazine, March 2019

“Tess Posner reveals her new single, 'Supernova'“

-The Digital Fix, March 2019

“Oakland's Tess Posner blends classic vocals and personal lyrics in her feminist anthem, supporting victims of sexual violence.”

-Pop Dust, March 2019

“Musically her sound is vibrant, yet with a gentleness to it that is reminiscent of Tori Amos and Fiona Apple, the two front running artists of the nineties that cornered the angst market. Posner’s lyrics deal with very real subjects, as is the case with “Supernova.” The soundscape delights in affable indie-pop quality with moments of EDM to spice up the sound. “

-Staccatofy, March 2019

“It’s a powerful track, both lyrically and musically. Singing about such a sensitive topic, it would’ve been easy to make the song self-pitying or mawkish. Instead Posner finds strength in tragedy, gathering energy from the abuse.”

-Alphabet Pony, March 2019

“Following up on Tess Posner’s debut EP, ‘One Thousand Petals‘, ‘Supernova‘ tells the story of a woman who, through the trauma of nearly dying at the hands of her abusive partner, realizes the strength of her power.”

-Rock Your Lyrics. March 2019

Supernova (Lyrics)

One summer evening, August 31st

Your anger swelled like a cloudburst

You hit me hard, this time the worst

I let out a hum, and became the Universe

You “I’ve had it”, I’d misbehaved

You made your move, destruction you craved

Thought you’d send me to my grave

But I became an interstellar shock wave

Your cages can’t contain me

Your blows no longer maim me

Your words cannot constrain me

I’m a Supernova

I’m a Supernova

Years ago, I’d tried to resist

But my weapon didn’t exist

My power needed a paradigm shift

I begged for mercy from the abyss

She said, “daughter, it’s ok to glow

Your fire’s just a dormant volcano”

Closed my eyes and just let go

Became a star from the shadow

Your cages can’t contain me

Your blows no longer maim me

Your words cannot constrain me

I’m a Supernova

I’m a Supernova

Thought I was small

Just your paper doll

You tried to hide me, trick me

Smother me, cover me

It was your downfall

It was your downfall….

Your cages can’t contain me

Your blows no longer maim me

Your words cannot constrain me

I’m a Supernova

I’m a Supernova