Interview: Noah Kahan (USA) reflects on songwriting, touring and looks ahead to an exciting 2017

On his recent tour in Sydney, we sat down with singer-songwriter Noah Kahan. Making waves on live stages during sold out shows with Milky Chance and Ben Folds, Noah is certainly one to watch.

He tells us about his latest singles “Young Blood” and “Hold It Down”, currently topping Spotify Charts, song which express the passion and vulnerability that have drawn from industry giants such as Joel Little.

“”Young Blood” is a song I wrote when I was alone in my small town of Strafford, Vermont during the winter. … I was feeling kind of disjointed in what I was doing and what I was trying to accomplish in music. I didn’t really know where I was going and I just wanted to write a song that could kind of reassure me of the path that I was on, so I sat down and I wrote it as kind of  mantra to myself just to keep myself grounded and to keep my head on straight and always believe in what I was doing. It’s really cool to see people connect with it in different ways.”

A songwriter of increasingly renowned talent, Noah talks us through his creative process.

“I think the process develops and changes based on what I’m doing and where I am, but the ideal process for me is just being able to take in the experience I’ve been having and sit down somewhere quiet where I can be on my own with my thoughts.”

“I grew up listening to my Mom’s iPod and she listened to a lot of Paul Simon and Crosby, Stills & Nash and Counting Crows and just like bands that were able to elicit… a nostalgia or some kind of emotion that you don’t really know what it is but it makes you feel something really special, and they’re able to be kind of introspective and say a lot with a little and I just kinda grew up trying to recreate that and I think that plays a big part in the songwriting  I do now.”

Watch the full interview below!

For more on the artist, head to his Facebook Page.


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