Noah Kahan has been working with every single one of your favorite artists. And I mean that. Every. Single. One. Whether it's Olivia Rodrigo covering Stick Season, or him working with the artists I’m about to share with you; Noah Kahan is capitalizing on his moment. With this piece I’m here to walk you through what’s happened so far, and what might happen in the near future.
Let’s get into it.
The standout single to start this string of collaborations off was "If We Were Vampires," which was originally performed by Jason Isbell for me. This song is hauntingly beautiful and makes me appreciate my loved ones even more after listening. (A Noah Kahan x Lumineers collab is pretty insane if we’re being honest with ourselves.)
Coming off the back of releasing his deluxe album was when things really started to get crazy, with Post Malone featuring on "Dial Drunk" as the first of the series. Noah always shares his nicknames on stage, and one of the most memorable was Folk Malone; which I am so glad manifested into a moment like this.
Next, was "Call Your Mom" with Lizzy Mcalpine. To me, this song is written about not wanting to lose someone to a battle with mental health, and Lizzy’s feature on this song only drives the message home even harder.
The pair are seemingly two of the hottest artists on the planet right now, and in the midst of Noah’s feature run; Zach Bryan enlisted Noah for a collaboration on his recent EP that follows up his critically acclaimed self titled album. At first I wasn't sure if this was a PR move to have the most popular artists collaborate, but as I listened over and over again I started to feel the soul of the single. "Sarah’s Place" has grown to be one of my favorite songs of the moment, and I'm really glad the two of them took some time out of their busy schedules to make some magic.
Most recently in our list of collaborations was Noah bringing on Kasey Musgraves for a feature on "She Calls Me Back." They teased the single with a voicemail from Kasey a few days before the release, and now that it's out in the world, I am obsessed once again.
Noah Kahan has been one of the most fun artists to be a fan of in the past year, and I'm glad he is treating himself during his time in the limelight. I would be remiss to say that I feel like this run is far from over, and if I had to predict what’s next; it seems like a feature with Hozier on Northern Attitude is inevitable.