An Interview With Noel Pink
A new release from Noel Pink gives us an incredibly lush and full-bodied soundscape that swims through the air that surrounds you and whisks you away to a neon lit and dreamy place and it all happens in the form of a wonderfully woven R&B and pop single.
"Goodbye" comes through with soul and a personal approach with passionately performed vocals all over the place.
This song uses some really interesting synths and pads that create a certain atmosphere for you to float around in and it feels great.
The single features Ameerah who adds an outstanding layer of texture to the song and together this makes something that feels cinematic and Powerful.
There's certainly a good amount of impact from this song and along with the hooks and vocal melodies, everything seems to stick in your head for hours after the song has ended.
Now, I am quite a sucker for a duet. And the song becomes exactly that which makes it so much more rounded and genuine.
The song feels like it comes from personal experience and those are some of the best kinds of tracks out there really. Tracks that happened because the artist had to put it down.
It sounds like this makes you wonder if making music is cathartic for some people.
It certainly feels that way with this one. But even if not, this is definitely a massive and vast banger that lets both artists really show their presence and character very clearly.
A beautifully built and authentic aesthetic, "Goodbye" delivers everything you would want from a song like this.
Memories of your own swoop through your brain from time to time and that's what songs like this can really be about. It's relatable.
You think about your own situation when you hear songs like this and it could be a situation from the past, or the present. Either way you connect with it, and you let it make you think and feel.
With such a fantastic release, we wanted to have a chat with Noel Pink to find out where this track actually came from, and what may be next for the artist.
Here's what happened.
Buzz Slayers: Let's kick things off with “Goodbye ”. This single had a huge feel to it and came through with a great cinematic style! Where did this track come from?
"Goodbye was actually produced by a college friend of mine RiahSound, when I first heard the beat I knew It was very haunting and beautiful and I wanted to try and use harmonies and vocal production to compliment the amazing beat he made."
Buzz Slayers: When did this all start for you? When did you fall in love with music?
"I've been singing for pretty much as long as I can remember. As a child I still remember going to Mcdonalds and singing for free happy meals and french fries. I think that's how I first fell in love with the performative aspect of music."
Buzz Slayers: What inspires you to write a song?
"I think life does. Memories, ambitions, love, pain.. just the day to day experience of being human and going through our ups and downs acts as a constant muse."
Buzz Slayers: This song has some great styles! Can you give us some of your top musical influences?
"Growing up I loved to watch and study Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Usher, Ne-Yo, Justin Timberlake and Pharrell. I loved anything to do with harmony and I think that infatuation has carried over to this today."
Buzz Slayers: What are you doing when you're NOT working on music?
"If I'm not working on music you can definitely find me somewhere playing basketball or hanging out with my brothers. I come from a big family and we pretty much all hoop so if I'm being honest that is probably my favorite thing in the world"
Buzz Slayers: Who's in your headphones right now?
"I always lesson to a lot of Tupac, no matter the decade haha, you can definitely find some Frank Ocean, some Sza, Tyler the creator, Weeknd, CB, Drake, Bruno Mars and again just any well written song pretty much by anyone haha if I'm impressed by it I will listen no matter who it is."
Buzz Slayers: Are you doing any live performances right now?
" I actually just got off of my first ever tour with Dreammore Studios. We just did Ontario and Quebec, and I'm looking to tour the US for the first time this year as well!
Buzz Slayers: This single feels like a big undertaking, is there any advice you'd give to other up and coming artists out there?
"If this is really what you love, don't focus on opinions, don't focus on what other people are doing, don't focus on anything other than getting better, keep your focus inward and practice and learn and grow and work to improve as much as you can every single day. People come and go but if you are undeniable people will start to notice eventually, and once you get good enough do shows!! that is the next step in your development I promise!"
Buzz Slayers: What can your fans expect from you in the near future?
"A music video for 'Goodbye' is coming in the first quarter of 2023 as well as some new music in the first half! After that I'm going on tour in the late summer to fall and hopefully I can continue to grow a following and maybe even get a record deal this year!"
Buzz Slayers: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?
"Honestly, I just wanna say thank you. If you've ever come to a show, if you've ever listened to any of my music, I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Being an artist can come with a lot of doubt and uncertainty, it is a lot of effort and hard work and all of the sacrifice and energy that goes into all of it feels worth it as soon as someone says they liked my song, or comes up to me after a show for a picture or tells me they want to hear more. People like that make all of this worth it and so I just want to thank you again if you have been a supporter, I hope to make you proud this year!"