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Noah Guy
Noah Guy
Noah Guy blames the “Motown’s Greatest Hits” CD that was stuck in his family’s car as the catalyst for his musical journey. However, it wasn’t until his first year of college that Guy’s musical fandom transitioned into full-blown artistry. Lonerism coupled with the diagnosis of a serious auto-immune condition sent Guy into a dark place his spring semester--the only thing that could really pull him out was his notebook and a six-string acoustic his dad lent him. Within a few months, Guy recorded and sent his first record “Love Like I Do” to the streaming platform, a neo-soul love jam that quickly garnered hometown Philly support and beyond. Two weeks before the following semester, Guy decided to nose dive into the music game full-force and move to New York City for opportunities as a songwriter and artist. The culmination of this journey translated into his debut EP, “SUMDAY,” which was independently released in the fall of 2020 alongside four deeply cinematic music videos shot by critically acclaimed DP/Cinematographer, Danny Gevirtz. The four-track release received 8 editorial placements on Spotify (including a spot on “New Music Friday”) and piqued the interest of industry taste-makers and major labels alike. Fast forward to the final months of 2021, Noah Guy released his dynamic and genre-bending short-form EP “is it real ?” in October. The beautifully interwoven 4 track project is accompanied by striking short-film-esque visuals for each record. Discussing the music-making process behind this project, Guy shares, “I wrote and recorded these records in a corner of my parent’s living room before moving to LA this past summer. I had just left school with the hopes of pursuing music full-time but was so lost and directionless on how to make a dream my reality. What started as a cathartic and confessional exercise however quickly became something so much more. With every track I wrote I felt like I was shedding a layer of skin, seeing myself in the mirror for the first time as an artist, a friend, a lover.” What began as a self-indulgent practice for Guy, quickly became a piece of work for everyone experiencing the moments in life that feel too heavy or confusing to grapple with. In Guy’s words, “where do we rest our baggage and how can we get to feeling again? Well, I hope this helps… xx” “is it real ?” out now.