is when a huge star explodes. It usually happens when its nuclear fusion cannot hold the core against its own gravity. The core collapses, then there's one final, titanic explosion. This causes the sudden appearance of a luminous "new" star, which has the brightness of 100 million Suns, before slowly fading from sight over several weeks or months.
Within Temptation singer Sharon den Adel
wrote this song for her late father, who died in April 2018. She explained: "It's about the fact, when somebody passes away, you hope they'll give you a sign that they're okay. This song is about you hoping to see this 'supernova,' this super-bright star. This super glow, like a sign from this afterlife."