The Return of the Venus-Chameleon
Swedish artist Ernest Noah embodies the very real distinction between a mere singer and a full-on performer. Having a good voice is one thing, but being able to actually treat listeners to a liberating experience as you perform on stage is another. Bringing retro back while maintaining a sophisticated pop sound, his music could be described as an intersection somewhere between George Michael and Shawn Mendes.
Starting as a singer-songwriter inspired by the likes of Queen and Elton John, Ernest Noah’s musical journey has taken him through experimental jazz, p-funk, motown, disco and back again. A type of versatility earned through years of performance and collaboration with a great variety of musicians: Everything from singing with Sweden’s most renowned Big Band and working as an artist in Greece, Thailand and Norway to writing top-of-the-charts songs for Japanese boy band Sexy Zone. Under the name ColorShift, together with producer Ben Buster, he released the single Fight Until We Fall (2015), which captured the attention of Swedish radio and made the top 10 for upcoming artists.
Noah personifies the classic figure of what you could call the “Venus”. A magnetic, kind of extravagant artistic personality that invokes sensuous androgyny and encourages uncensored self-expression in their fans. His lyrics and stage performance are extroverted yet never shallow. He’s able to express strong opinions while keeping a sense of humor.
He got signed to Rexius Records in 2017 and released his debut single “Let It Be” in 2018. His first album “Gold” reached audiences in 2019, an homage to George Michael that marked the 35th anniversary of Wham’s “Make It Big”.
Ernest Noah has been exploring a variety of sounds in a new series of singles that started in 2020. “Similan” was released in October, followed by “Never Let You Go” in January 2021. The latter has been described as “a sublime piece” and drawn associations to U2’s Bono by outlets like Aipate and Popmuzik.
His new single “Do You Wanna Get” will be available on April 30th, presenting us with Noah’s boldest lyrical approach to date.