We caught up with multi talented Singer-Songwriter, Producer plus Actor and Harpist Noah Horne about his newest Electro-Pop Single ‘Satellites’
The London based artist originally from Norfolk has had previous releases supported by BUZZ Music LA and spun in LGTBQ clubs around the U.S.A.
His latest single channels heartache, telling a tale of Noah freeing himself from a toxic relationship. The song adds to Noah’s collection of personal songs that cover themes of isolation and homophobic bullying felt as a gay teenager growing up in Norfolk – he aims to convey how pinpointing these isolating experiences can be used to bring LGBTQ+ and straight audiences closer together.
Taking visual and sonic influences from Ava Max and PC Music artists including Hannah Diamond and the late SOPHIE his sound is wonderfully colourful and light but it is also is given immense depth by his raw, poignant lyricism.
Read more below to find out about this exciting emerging artist:
YMX: Hey Noah, thanks for sitting down with us. What would you say to all our readers new to your project?
Noah Horne: Thank you for having me! Hi everyone, my name is Noah Horne, I’m a singer, songwriter, actor, producer and harpist from London, UK. I’ve dropped my new single called ‘Satellites’, it’s an electro pop song for the gays, girls and allies 😀 It’s out on all streaming platforms including Spotify, Youtube, Apple Music and Tik Tok.
YMX: When did you know that music was something you wanted to pursue at an artistic level?
Noah Horne: I was 16 and my mum said: ‘you should write an album’, almost like a challenge. I’ve been taking harp lessons since I was 11 and piano age 7, but I thought it would be just be so cool to write pop music for myself and get some personal satisfaction from it. From then on I believed that I could actually pursue this as a career, and here I am now!
YMX: You recently released ‘Satellites’. Can you tell us how that project came about?
Noah Horne: The song is all about breaking away from a toxic ex who would play with my feelings by dangling his girlfriend in front of me. I initially wrote Satellites about 3 years ago from the perspective of my best friend’s break up with her ex, but the writing slowly drifted into being about the experience I had with my ex. Writing about it weirdly became a source of therapy and helped me gain some form of personal closure. I heard the song being produced in a very ‘hyperpop’ style, so I asked K-pop writer JUUICE to produce this one for me. We started the production in late 2019/early 2020 but due to covid, it took a bit longer to achieve that crisp pop sound we wanted. We blended electronic celestial sounds with my digitalised vocals and harp, creating the alienating soundscape reflecting on those themes of isolation in the narrative of the record.
YMX: What is the one thing you would like people to feel while listening to the Satellites?
Noah Horne: Isolation damages people. We need to come together in order to thrive as a society and community. LGBTQ+ people are human beings too!
YMX: How did the recent pandemic influence your creative process? is remote collaboration easy for you?
Noah Horne: It’s lovely just having to commute to the lounge/home studio for work – it’s great! I do miss going to other people’s studios because sometimes it can help create real awesome energy. We’ve all had to adapt in one way or another, but I feel super comfortable with writing/producing over zoom! If anything, I’ve learned more production skills and learning to produce music on my own.
YMX: Do you feel more confident writing music alone, or within a team?
Noah Horne: Both! When I’m on my own, I just write and produce in my own weird style and I’m not ashamed of that in the slightest. I love co-writing and working as part of a collaborative too because you get continuous objective opinions on your songwriting, and you know you’re creating the best work that you can. I write with a collaborative called ‘Faded Pink’ and we write/produce crazy cool pop music. I’m very excited to discuss all of our projects in the future!
YMX: Can you name the last gig you played? Would you consider doing a livestream concert?
Noah Horne: It was summer 2019. I was working full time after that and then Covid hit, so it’s been a while. I don’t mind at all, it’s given me more time to evaluate and improve upon my live performance setup. I would love to do a livestream gig, yes! While still being in lockdown, it would be nice for fans, family and friends who can’t be with you in person to still tune in and see you perform.
YMX: Finally, what are your plans for the future?
Noah Horne: Aside from Global domination, live performances will hopefully be up and running in the summer, so I hope to get out into London more and just break the stages! I’m so so excited for the next few months as I’ve got some really special releases planned, maybe even an EP – who knows hehe. Thank you so much for interviewing me, it’s been so lovely to sit down and talk with you! 😀
Hope to see you performing Live somewhere soon. Thanks for the lovely chat Noah!
You can Listen to Satellite by Noah Horne here :