When Julia Govor moved to New York three years ago, her reasoning was simple. “Love,” she answers on a recent video call. She repeats the word: “Love.”
Govor, who is from Russia, met her husband, producer and composer Kamran Sadeghi, at a festival in Europe. He was the only guy on the dance floor wearing sunglasses at night. “I thought, this is so rare,” she recalls. When they first started dating, Govor was still based in Moscow. Eventually, they set up a home base in Berlin. However, when Govor’s visa expired, she was unable to renew it, so, they headed to New York. Govor recalls the advice Sadeghi gave here upon moving, “My husband told me, ‘Julia, when you’re going to move to New York, you have to have your goal because you can get lost very easily,'” she says.
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