2020 release. As Novo Amor prepares to release Cannot Be, Whatsoever, (Ali) Lacey contemplates a past soundtracked by songs of quiet hope and longing. "I can still see the lake upstate when I picture Birthplace, the songs sheltered by this place I've romanticized that doesn't actually exist anymore. These new songs feel immediate and noisy in comparison, almost optimistic. If Birthplace is the countryside, then Cannot Be, Whatsoever is the city."