I have seen Noah Kahan before, and, as always say, time and space helps you grow. Moving from a room at The Standard to Irving Plaza brought up the animation and joy within Noah Kahan. Opening up for The Strumbellas, the rising singer played right into their crowd of indie-folksters.
Noah Kahan – Hurt Somebody (Acoustic)
There are moments when and opener and a headliner perfectly mesh. They share the similar styles and audience attractions, which is perfect for an opener introducing themselves to further fans. With a sold-out show before him, Noah Kahan turned up the charm to 10, and was happy that, despite his cold, he was able to serve some songs and quips. Kahan’s humor was only amplified by the love he had for his band; even chuckling through a humorous introduction. Yet, having more people to back him and a colorful back-drop behind him was a benefit for the the artist. It revealed more of his playful personality, and helped him bounce in and out of songs with a smiling ease. From “Hurt Somebody” to “Young Blood” he told brief adages into his inspirations, which only made his songs more relatable to this generation. “Hold Down”, “Sink”, and “Hallelujah” speak to the wounds we heal and cause on our to path reach our dreams. When we are young, life is all about tomorrow. We might as well pack our bags, and drive into the future because that is where we feel our dreams lie in reality. Yet, along our starry ambitions, come friends and lovers that pay both beautifully and badly for our desires. In this, Kahan writes brisk epitaphs and epistles for the greatness of making your way, but the hardship of avoiding hurting others while on it.
Noah Kahan – Young Blood
Kahan’s music is quick-folk for the thoughtful mind. He impresses in vocal capacity by reach high notes and tossing them over melodies that you feel released. I have to say that, again, Kahan impressed me in voice, presence, and, most importantly, is ability to take in any crowd-size like one would a group for friends. For More Information On Noah Kahan Click Here.