Noah Kahan's Vermont to Virality: "Dial Drunk" with Post Malone

Samantha DeCarlo

Having begun his career in a small Vermont town, Noah Kahan is now collaborating with Post Malone on the hit record "Dial Drunk". This release holds a special significance for Kahan as he had previously covered Post Malone's song "Congratulations" early in his career, making this moment truly full circle for him. The chorus to the song was posted on TikTok, where it quickly went viral. As the title implies, “Dial Drunk” is a story about an alcoholic who has been arrested and is using the emergency contact of someone they have promised not to call.

“Dial Drunk” is a fusion of folk and alternative genres. Post Malone, known for his success in hip-hop and pop music, has also been exploring different genres like folk and country in his recent work. This fusion of styles brings together the unique musical identities of both artists. On the track, Kahan experiences the bitter fact that his ex-lover has moved on. The chorus sings, “I ain't proud of all the punches that I've thrown/ In the name of someone I no longer know/ For the shame of being young, drunk, and alone” The lyrics reflect the regret and remorse of the character, highlighting the destructive choices made while under the influence of alcohol.

With the release of the new song, Kahan embarks on his North American Stick Season tour, which will take him to cities like Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles. "Dial Drunk" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Noah Kahan's first entry. His rising popularity has also granted him numerous opportunities to showcase his talent on various talk shows. He has made appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live, TODAY, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Kelly Clarkson Show, and Late Night with Seth Myers. In addition to Post Malone, he has also worked with reputable artists including Julia Michaels and Quinn XCII

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