Toronto artist Noah Malcolm delivers a stunning, guitar-powered pop piece titled “If Not.” Using minimalistic hooks, the track’s main drive is Noah’s voice that beckons its listeners into an intimate soundscape. The track is from his upcoming debut EP On Time, which will be released in mid-November. Check it out:
On his latest release, Noah shared “A warm, acoustic guitar-driven track with a clean arc that looks at the responsibility of the artist while poking fun at being self-involved. I wanted to point a finger at all the excuses we make for ourselves not to pursue our passions. This second single would have simply been drums, bass and guitar, but COVID gifted me time to expand the arrangement and add Electric Piano, Organ, extra harmonies and some more bells & whistles, which serve the grandiose questions being presented. With its playful lilt and meter changes, ‘If Not’ leans into the folk world but maintains a radio-friendly pop/rock finish, complementing my first release while I map out the sounds of my debut EP On Time.”
Noah started out playing by ear then studying classical music, which eventually transitioned into directing theatre. He released his critically-acclaimed single “Pray” which made waves across the radio. He’s currently getting ready to roll out On Time, so keep him under your radar.