Hailing from a 133 acre tree farm in the small, 1000 population town of Strafford Vermont, fast rising singer/songwriter Noah Kahan has been one of my favorite new artists over the last couple of years – and I’m not alone.
Inspired by his surroundings and influenced by the likes of Paul Simon, Ben Howard, and The Lumineers, Noah Kahan began writing at a young age eventually leading up to senior year when his unique take on the world and his knack for crafting a captivating story attracted the attention of world-class songwriters Dan Wilson (Adele), Scott Harris (Shawn Mendes), Chris DeStefano (Carrie Underwood), among others. Of his songwriting and his surroundings, Kahan explains, “My music plays on an introspective space. I’ve learned about the realities of being in the real world but being in the countryside holds a lot of nostalgia for me. I try to capture that. I’m just telling stories while being heartfelt.”
In 2016 Kahan’s talents caught the ear of 20-year-old GRAMMY® Award-winning super producer Joel Little (Lorde, Khalid) and the two went on to record six songs together, which were released through 2017 and helped to launch Noah’s career into the stratosphere. To date, he has racked up hundreds of millions of streams and has found support from the likes of Billboard, Clash Magazine, Idolator, BAEBLE, Ones To Watch and more, and performed live on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Now currently on tour and preparing to release his highly anticipated debut album, Noah Kahn has most recently unleashed his latest single, “False Confidence”. The follow up to his, breakout, chart topping single, “Hurt Somebody” feat. Grammy-nominated Julia Michael, “False Confidence”, is more than enough to get his fans excited for his debut. The beautiful, thought provoking, foot stomping, single once again puts Kahan’s knack for songwriting on full display while he he looks inwards and faces his demons head on.The early success for the single, including quickly amassing over 4 million Spotify streams and becoming the most added song at Triple A radio has only helped to add to the hype around the multi-talented artist. With the end of the year fast approaching, Noah Kahan has also recently released an official video for the his latest jam. The playful visual treatment sees Kahan branching out and trying his hand at acting. Of the inspiration behind the video, Noah says, “‘False Confidence’ is a song about believing in yourself but also not taking yourself too seriously in the process. Making this video was a blast, I’ve never had the opportunity to act in any way and playing these different characters was almost therapeutic. Personifying the self-doubt that creeps into your thought process from time to time and then stepping back and having a good laugh while making it felt good.”
If Noah Kahan is not yet on your radar – consider this your final memo.