Noah Kahan Review

Lauren Rayman

     After releasing “Hurt Somebody” in early 2018, Noah Kahan has started to become a more well-known singer and songwriter.

     At just 22 years old, Kahan is building a name for himself. According to allmusic.com, the Vermont native began writing songs at just eight years old.

     Kahan’s song “Hurt Somebody” was a song off of a five song EP with the same title. The EP features two versions of the song, with one of them featuring Julia Michaels.

     Another song on the EP, “Passenger,” is one of his more popular songs.

     After not releasing any new music, Kahan released his debut album on June 14, 2019. Titled Busyhead, the album consists of ten songs, including “Hurt Somebody” featuring Julia Michaels.

     “False Confidence” and “Mess” are among the singer’s most played songs on Spotify, both of which came from the “Busyhead” album.

     Besides releasing the album, Kahan has recently been working with many artists whose music is similar to his. At the end of 2018, Quinn XCII released “Tough,” featuring Kahan. The song currently has over 28 million plays on Spotify.

     Along with Quinn XCII’s “Tough” and Julia Michaels being featured on one of Kahan’s own songs, he also appears in “Need Your Love” by Gryffin. “Need Your Love” also features Seven Lions and has over seven million plays on Spotify.

     Kahan has a similar style of music to Khalid, a well-known and still growing singer and song-writer. Kahan’s music has been described as very chill yet uplifting.

     I have found myself listening to more and more of Kahan’s music for many reasons. I like the songs themselves, but I also like the meaning behind the lyrics. I feel he is a very talented but young musician and I look forward to seeing what he releases in the upcoming year.

     My personal favorite songs are “False Confidence” and “Young Blood,” both of which are on the Busyhead album. I love the message behind “False Confidence,” and the song is very upbeat.

     As for “Young Blood,” there is not one thing in particular I like about the song– since I first listened to it I have always enjoyed it.

     I would highly recommend listening to music by Noah Kahan, even if it is just a song that he is featured on. His music promotes positivity and creates overall good vibes.

     Visit Kahan’s website to stay updated on new releases and tours and be sure to listen to some of his music on Spotify and Apple Music.

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