Get To Know goodboy noah [Interview]

Rachel Guttman

After getting the opportunity to review one of goodboy noah's recent tracks, "Uptight," we wanted to learn more about his background as a musician and where he draws his inspiration from. With the release of his new inspiring RnB EP, nice, out today, we welcome the incredibly talented and quirky personality that is goodboy noah in today's Deep Dive below!

So, to start off, tell us a little bit about yourself and your musical background?

I was born in Toronto, and moved to Los Angeles when I was 4 with my family. I was always singing for fun and started making silly songs with my friends back in middle school on GarageBand. I grew up listening to pretty much exclusively RnB.

What are some of the main experiences that have influenced you musically?

I was at Disneyland and got separated from my parents in an attempt to track down Mickey Mouse. I stumbled back into the staff break room, where I saw Mickey with his mascot head off. It was just some 20-something year old. But he was listening to Boyz II Men. And that’s when it all hit me.

I got the opportunity to dive deeper into your most recent piece, “Uptight.” Can you tell us about the inspiration behind this piece and the creative process behind the music video?

The inspo was thus. I was in the Galapagos Islands on a ziplining retreat. I got stuck in the middle of one of the longest and highest ziplines in the southern hemisphere. My harness was particularly TIGHT, and I was UP very high. That’s when it all hit me. UPTIGHT.

What are some of your favorite artists? Who are some artists you draw some of your inspiration from?

I grew up listening to so much RnB. My early favorites were Boyz II Men, Usher, Lauryn Hill, Neyo, and Mary J.

In a few words, how would you describe your sound?

Cheeky, Voluptuous, and Buttery.

What’s your favorite lyric from your track, “Dial Tone?” What is the song about overall?

“I’m so hung up on you” is probably my favorite lyric, because it’s kind of a pun. The song is about being hung up on that one that got away. But also, you don’t have a cell phone and are still using one of those rotary phones.

What is something that most people do not know about you (outside of music)?

I’m quite the accomplished yo-yo champion. I’ve held many solo competitions in my apartment, and have won all of them handily.

What has been your favorite or proudest moment as a musician and why? (A concert, song creation process, etc.)

My proudest moment was when Wesley Snipes followed me on Instagram. He’s Blade for cripes sakes.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years?

In five years I see myself building a time machine to go back 5 years into the past. So I’ll really never have to go 10 years into the future.

What is the most rewarding part of being a musician for you?

All the rewards.

What is something that inspires you to keep grinding?

My mom calling me every morning asking me if I’m wearing my night guard. It’s annoying, so I grind to spite her.

Lastly, what is your favorite track you have created and why?

Probably the drawing song I did on TikTok about a shrimp who’s a pimp.

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