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Noé – ibynoé

Noé has been hot on my radar throughout 2019, so it’s thrilling to have her EP finally arrive. Originally teased by five standout singles that I had the pleasure of writing up in their entirety, each building upon the last with a further expansive soon, the EP comes equipped with a never-before-heard track called “i cheated on u” that once again takes her sound to new territory. It’s an acoustic, heartache ballad that dives into raw, unflinching honesty about infidelity with honesty and openness that makes each and every word hit with serious impact. Noé has an intrinsic way with words that make her music what I would consider poetic, constantly drawing intricate imagery from verse to chorus and back again. She’s exactly the voice I want to hear in indie-pop and I love the EP but can also see how she’s going to take her sound and style to a new level as her rise is imminent.

The ever-shifting landscape of music makes it so easy to leave music behind. As soon as we hear something, we instantly think ahead to the next album suggested on Spotify or the range of singles on our favorite playlist that go down a lot easier than a full record. There’s obviously music that’s been designed for this rapid form of mass consumption, but there’s no reason to get disillusioned as we have access to the widest array of true artists in history. No matter how many people buy into the now or try to game the system, the cream rises to the top and it’s obvious that Noé falls squarely into that category of making music that’s built to last.