Rising soul singer/songwriter Noah Guy has released his introspective new single, “2 DOGS 1 LEASH” today. The confessional track is accompanied by a music video, and is featured on Noah Guy’s upcoming project, a cozy collection of genre-blurring production and soul-baring lyrics.
“The song is really just one long rhythmic freestyle, cycling through these deep personal fears, doubts, and hesitations I had sequestered from a past relationship,” says Noah Guy, “I had gotten out of a relationship that was super fast, super intense, and really quite perfect outside this mutual understanding that we maybe didn’t pace ourselves the way we should have.”
“I would’ve never in a million years thought I could make something like that,” Noah Guy continues, touching on the song’s sound. “This song is a testament to what stepping out of your comfort zone can do.” In addition to the single, he also shares an intimate, DIY visualizer with the help from his family and friends. Both literally and metaphorically, he intends for the song to serve as an intermission. The track acts as a divider between the two acts on his upcoming project, but also as an intermission of love that breaks the chain of more self-focused and ego-driven tracks that come before and after it. “I wanted the visualizer to almost feel like the parts of a play or performance that the audience is not supposed to see (the breaking of character, the chaos and moments gone wrong when the curtains are closed, etc.” he explains. “Through quick and sporadic jump-cuts of VHS and film photo BTS, coupled with moments of word design and poetry from my brother, Jordan Aaron Guy, and cartoons drawn by my mother, we created this fun, scrap-booky, visual piece that separates itself from the more polished story-line and audio-visual ‘play’ performances soon to follow.”
Building off of the emotional rawness of Noah Guy’s 2021 debut EP, is it real?, “2 DOGS 1 LEASH” is the sound of an artist continuing to color outside the lines of soul. This new music is the byproduct of his changed physical surroundings — a cross-country move from his East Coast roots to Los Angeles — where the perpetual sunshine has helped him uncover a new, lighter side to his moody sound. With the new project expected to drop later this year, Noah Guy is ready to share more of himself with the world.