Following the release of fresh breakout singles "dial tone" and "tie down,” rising Southern California-based singer and songwriter goodboy noah is back today with an upbeat new track paired with a cinematic Western-themed visual for "uptight," the latest off his forthcoming debut solo EP due out this summer via The Orchard.
"uptight" is co-written by Noah and Micah Gordon (Cautious Clay, Neon Trees) who also produced the sassy record, which is a nod to the popular sample originally from 70s R&B group The Whispers' "You Are Number One" and prominently featured in Snoop/Nate Dogg's "I'm Fly" and Monica's "So Gone." In typical goodboy noah fashion, the accompanying cinematic visual is a must-watch and finds the Toronto native squared off in a hilarious duel with his partner-in-crime.
“My new single ‘uptight’ is about someone who wants to rain on your parade when you’re having a good time,” shares goodboy noah. “Micah and I wrote this song back in 2018 when we used to perform covers at a small lounge in LA. One time we were playing the first version of this song when Justin Bieber randomly came in the lounge and gave me a back rub while I was singing it. It was pretty surreal, so I feel like it was a sign I needed to record and release it.”
goodboy noah is a Toronto native, now based in LA, who is most known for his 2018 collaborative EP Everything, All at Once with Toronto-based producer Shagabond, which racked up millions of streams on Spotify and earned critical praise from The FADER, Complex Canada, Flaunt Magazine, EARMILK, Lyrical Lemonade, and Fashionably-Early. "My goal as an artist is to bring joy to myself and others with the music I make,” says Noah of his recent solo breakout. “I want people to see you don't have to take things too seriously."
Noah has emerged as an artist to watch off the strength of his recently released solo singles "dial tone" and "tie down,” which showcase his smooth, melodic R&B sound alongside his quirky, colorful personality.