SINGER/SONGWRITER NOAH PARKER’S NEW SINGLE RADIO
RELEASES TODAY, AUGUST 18th, 2017
FOLLOWS HUFFINGTON POST PREMIERE FOR MUSIC VIDEO “TOMORROW’S TOO LATE”
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY PARKER
UPCOMING APPEARANCE ON VOA’S BORDER CROSSINGS
“Radio” Single: http://smarturl.it/NPRadio
“I feel nothing, but I just let it play.
I keep strumming but it all sounds the same.
Give me something, cuz it’s time for a change.
I’m f***ing tired of the radio.” -Noah Parker, “Radio”
NY/LA August 18 2017: Singer-songwriter-musician Noah Parker releases new single “Radio” today, August 18th, 2017, a provocative and catchy challenge to the state of pop radio. In fitting with this mission statement, the song features stimulating, active songwriting and production teeming with Noah’s unique and irresistable personality. It’s this character that turns the song’s refrain – “I’m f***ing tired of the radio” – from a pessimistic offhand complaint into a playful challenge to the pop world, while Noah’s exceptional vocal performance emboldens the song’s sense of defiance.
Check it out here: http://smarturl.it/NPRadio
The latest single comes on the heels of a late July premiere of the music video for Noah’s single “Tomorrow’s Too Late” on the Huffington Post. Parker, who studied film at Yale, wrote and shot the video himself in LA, marking the rising pop star’s directorial debut. Noah’s full EP, including initial single, “Fight the Feeling,” is produced by top studio team, The Cartoons (Emile Ghantous and Keith Hetrick) and is due out in September.
“Radio” is the third back-to-back single from the upcoming EP, following “Tomorrow’s Too Late” and the project’s first single, “Fight the Feeling.” An emerging voice in the contemporary pop landscape, Parker was encouraged in a moment of doubt by his close relative Cy Curnin (of iconic New Wave hit makers The Fixx) to press forward with his writing, eventually resulting in the first sessions for the new EP. Grammy® Award-nominated duo Ghantous and Hetrick, (Pitbull, Charlie Wilson, Boyz ll Men), helmed these studio sessions, working 12-hour days with Noah at a Los Angeles studio spinning his classically crafted songs into a unique boundary-free brand of up-to-the-minute pop.
A synthesis of classic song craft and studio invention gives way to the timeless pop smarts of Noah’s new songs, shining light on his remarkable gift for turning expertly wrought acoustic ballads into stadium-sized sing-along anthems. The provocative “Radio” might well be the ideal illustration of Parker’s approach, a floor-shaking mix of sleek soul, hard-hitting hooks, and his own fearless lyrical stance.
“It’s not the way most people listen to music anymore,” Parker says, “but I still have a deep love for the album format. I want to take all these individual elements and make them coalesce into something bigger and greater.”
Born and raised in New York City, Parker began learning piano at 10 but fell in love with guitar at 13. His father, a classical and jazz pianist, instilled in him a boundless appetite for music, his diverse palette spanning the Allman Brothers Band and Ambrosia to Kanye West, Daft Punk and John Mayer.
“I probably spent eight out of every ten minutes listening to music,” Parker says, “whenever and wherever I could.”
Having found his creative voice at long last, Parker is now fully focused on the future, devoting all of his ever more limited free time to writing, recording, and recruiting a live band to accompany him on stage. The goal as always is to bridge genres, cross-pollinating modern pop with more traditional aspects of craft and performance.
Brimming with self-assurance, artistic vision, and a seemingly infinite songbook, Noah Parker is set to take on the world.
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