News & MP3: Gene Noble Announces Album & Leaks First Single- “Aware”
Noisey Premieres RnB Sensation Gene Noble’s New Single “Aware” From Upcoming EP Rebirth Of Gene
Critical Praise for Gene Noble:
“It’s rare today to find someone who gives R&B classical justification, but the outspoken “rebirth” of Los Angeles vocalist Gene Noble… puts soul back in the palm of our hands.” – EARMILK
“The unsigned singer…[turns] in an impressive vocal performance on his latest single” – DJ Booth
Difficult circumstances breed great art, and rising R&B singer-songwriter Gene Noble is living proof of this fact. After his father, a solider also named Gene, passed away saving someone’s life when Gene was four, music helped fill the void of his father’s absence. His debut EP Rebirth of Gene, which drops on March 4th, showcases an artist who is making his mark on the music world in a big way.
While seeing D’Angelo‘s Voodoo tour as a child helped inspire Gene to become an artist, Noble’s virtuosic vocal chops give the neo-soul legend a run for his money. Despite these powerful vocal abilities, Gene Noble is no one-trick pony. His songs combine nuanced production with instantly-appealing melodies. Standing out against the typical bravado of today’s urban artists, his lyrics expose arresting vulnerability. The distorted guitars in tracks such as “Lies” recall Pharrell‘s production work from his N.E.R.D. days while Noble’s harmonic experimentation would be at home on a Frank Ocean album.
In his single “Aware,“ which premieres today on Noisey, Gene brings classic R&B swagger into the 21st century with pulsing synths and his trademark falsetto. Together with his the dark chords and spacious reverb, his seductive lyrics (“If you let me, I can be your cure / The healing for all you’re longing for”) help create a gorgeously-haunting vibe.
Listen to “Aware” here: https://soundcloud.com/gene-noble-1/aware/s-LTEdH
Check out the Noisey premiere: http://noisey.vice.com/blog/gene-noble-premiere-aware
Pre-order Rebirth Of Gene on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/rebirth-of-gene/id815337976
Tracklisting for Rebirth of Gene:
- Vices (feat. Emilio Rojas)
- Hide Away
- All I Give a F**k About
- Still Here
- Wherever You Are
- Lay You Down
Gene Noble Background:
The not-so-quiet rumblings of an artist on the rise continue to intensify. At the center of the quake is new artist, Gene Noble. Putting it mildly, his vocal ability is relentless, powerful and emotional. “Life Music” is how Noble describes his music, “It’s the stuff that expresses the feelings, emotions and words in a way that we want to say but often times can’t.” As a young army brat, he traveled the world to wherever his father was stationed, and while Noble was living in Germany at the age of four, his father, also named Gene, lost his life saving the life of another man.
The memories of his father became more and more distant, and music became Noble’s sanctuary. He started playing piano at the age of 5 and wrote poetry before he ever sang. Noble soon gained an early love of jazz, gospel and legendary artist Prince. In school is where his love of rock, pop, and country came into play. His babysitter eventually introduced him to hip hop. After watching R&B artist D’Angelo perform on his Voodoo tour, Noble realized that he wanted to be an artist.
Over time Noble began to realize that he knew very little about his father Gene. In 2012, he realized that he had lived longer than his father had. It all hit him when a close friend was killed, leaving a young daughter behind. The loss was devastating. As he’d done in the past, Noble returned to his sanctuary, his music… the one place he could freely express his emotions and create his new EP, Rebirth of Gene.
“Lies” video: http://youtu.be/2tO3WjctERo
“Still Here” video: http://youtu.be/7mnTySkHrd8
Bio, pictures, and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/gene-noble/