Noah Kahan is a singer and songwriter from Strafford, Vermont. Final yr, in 2022, he launched Stick Season, his third document. The title track from that document went viral on TikTok when Noah was first writing it, and posting items of it. A kind of movies has over 10 million performs. And as of this recording, on Spotify, the complete tune has virtually 100 million streams.
For this episode, Noah talked to me concerning the course of of creating that tune: What led him to first submit half a tune on TikTok, and what occurred after that. You’ll hear the uncooked recordings off of his telephone; the totally different drafts he made as he labored; you’ll hear the totally different variations he first shared on social media; and also you’ll hear his bracingly sincere appraisal of the winding path he took — in his life, and in his music — to get to the place he’s now.
You should purchase or stream “Stick Season” here.
@noahkahanmusic This sucks and I really feel responsible shopping for weed from excessive schoolers #foryoupage #foryou #depressedjasonmraz #prozackeanureeves ♬ original sound – Noah Kahan
@noahkahanmusic The refrain u requested #foryou #foryoupage #forjewpage #stickseason ♬ original sound – Noah Kahan
Illustration by Carlos Lerma.
For a transcript of this episode, click here.