When Swedish pop artist Ernest Noah was creating his new single “Do You Wanna Get” together with producer John Åhlin, he told him: “This one is about the post-pandemic baby boom to come”. The song’s pulsating rhythm and outspoken lyrics bring back the provocative vibes of George Michael in the 2000s, enhanced by a modern songwriting approach with subtle hints of artists like Jacob Collier.
It all started with an instrumental track defined by a simple but compelling bass line. Once Noah received the track from Åhlin, he started experimenting with the vocals: “The more I sang, the more convinced I was that this one had to be a bit nastier than our previous songs!”, he explains.
While his previous singles focused on romance as something we grasp in the present moment, “Do You Wanna Get” is an ode to sex as a rebellious force against the destruction of life.
“I wanted to say a big “FUCK YOU” to this pointless virus that is causing so much suffering around the world.”, the Swedish artist tells us. “So I thought, what are the most joyous aspects of life that Corona can’t touch? Well, for me, sex is certainly one of them!”, he continues.
Ernest Noah had been earning a reputation as a songwriter long before getting signed to Rexius Records in 2017. He crafted top-of-the-charts songs for Japanese boy band Sexy Zone and captured the attention of Swedish radio, making it to the top 10 for upcoming artists.
Noah’s debut single “Let It Be” was released in 2018, described by music outlet Aipate as “an epic record, and possibly, a pop anthem”. His first album “Gold” was released in 2019 as an homage to George Michael, marking the 35th anniversary of Wham’s “Make It Big”.
“Do You Wanna Get” will be available on the 30th of April, as part of a series of singles released since the fall of 2020.