Dark and sad, Berlin-based Noah Slee’s ethereal, haunting and beautiful vocals on his newest track speaks to weighty social issues and the individual emotional costs of navigating this world.
Fresh from opening on tour for Hiatus Kaiyote and Fat Freddy’s Drop, as well as causing serious Innanet trouble with his debut single “Can’t Let Go”, the NZ-born singer offers an unfiltered glimpse at the darkest lows of human existence.
Produced by Berlin`s very own KitschKrieg “Sink” is a heavy slice of sombre soul music in the truest sense of the word: flitting around an amorphous state of hopelessness with sudden bursts of euphoria. Or to quote one of the song’s most memorable lines:
Welcome to the real world!
He tells Afropunk: “‘Sink’ the video was a collaboration with myself and berlin based artist awhodat.
The song inspiration at the time (one year ago) was being overwhelmed by the daily discovery of all current affairs and learning to decipher for myself what I wanted to believe and taking facts and deciding for myself my stand and my impact which is to make art and contribute through my story telling and my truths.
One of the issues at the time and still to this day is the ‘free west papua movement’ … The song itself uses metaphors to explain my struggle at the time but now when I perform it or hear it, it translates to whats going on right in that moment. I do go deeper naturally with this joint it just has that affect on me live.”
“Sink” is the first released track off Noah Slee’s forthcoming EP “To your inner hippy & cos you fly as fuck”, set for release on 23th January 2016.
Do NOT sleep on this brother…
Buy “Sink” on Itunes: http://apple.co/1jQQw80
Photo Credit: Awhodat