Estonian singer-songwriter and producer NOËP is ready to unveil his debut EP ‘Heads In The Clouds’, out on 22nd March via his own label Noep Music OÜ, alongside its vinyl pre-sale.
Released on NOËP’s birthday, ‘Heads In The Clouds’ follows his recent single – the Clash-approved ‘New Heights’ – a cleverly produced electro alt-pop tale of lost love, which serves as the opening of the five-track EP. The genre-bending artist collaborates with British house production duo Tough Love on ‘Offside’ – the official single off the EP – which sees NOËP’s vocals carrying a memorable hook through a bed of hypnotic bass-heavy house beats. Closing on a more R&B-tinged tone on ‘TV’,the talented multi-instrumentalist experiments with rap-influenced verses about dealing with fame and taking lessons from Kendrick Lamar – “like Kendrick said you better stay humble.” Taking few steps back ‘Cold Medicine’ is a soothing electro-tinged pop ballad, while elsewhere ‘Loved The Love’ is a mash-up of fresh tropical house beats and smooth melancholic vocals dealing with longing nostalgia.
Since his debut single ‘Move’ in 2015, NOËP has quickly amassed over 14 million streams on Spotify, instantly sold out headline shows in his home country and has been championed by the likes of Red Bull, Indie Shuffle and Dancing Astronaut – to just name a few – who praised his songwriting and production skills as “sitting somewhere between Beirut and Chromeo, NÖEP is an emotively charged musical force of the highest caliber.”
Bringing together an adventurous fusion of worlds, in his sophomore single ‘Game’, the talented producer used recordings of whale sounds, while in ‘Rihanna’ he turned coke bottles clanked against tables into percussions. 2016 saw the singer-producer making waves with a further single, ‘Rooftop’ released through Sony Music Sweden, which ended up ruling the Spotify Viral 50 Charts in various countries for weeks. Naming songs after iconic, strong women whose art he admires became a habit and in 2017, his single ‘Jennifer Lawrence’, further elevated his cult reputation for bringing new energy into the electronic dance scene with his blending of genres.
Having already notched up memorable live performances at international festivals including Eurosonic, Flow Festival, Positivus, Weekend Festival and Waves – as well as headlining London’s Oslo in 2017 – NOËP has been chosen to perform at MUSEXPO, the annual international music, media & technology conference in LA, before appearing at The Great Escape in Brighton and Kantine am Berghain in May, opening his busy summer festival season, which will see him taking the stage of some of the biggest European festivals.
‘New Heights is NOËP most mature body of work so far – the one that epitomizes the unique sound and intensely creative nature that makes him a prodigy of the Northern European electronic-pop scene.