"Scandinavian electropop comes strong with the delicate, elegant sound of Swedish artist Ernest Noah.
And proves it with his newest release 'Similan', a gorgeously polished track from beginning to end.
The song simply has that special "chip" or "secret ingredient" that immediately hooks you up and inspires you to tap the repeat button several times!
The music production is in part minimalistic but with enough musicality and arrangement that delivers the perfect balance between modern sounding production and a more classic electropop approach.
There are also synthwave elements wisely placed especially around the chorus with those classic synth patches and tones.
The general mood of the song is addictive, carries some air of sensuality and mystery, this is a great track with a hooking atmosphere!
We think the best part of the song is the vocals, Noah's texture and style are perfect for this kind of modern electropop production, he knows how to perform a mix between romantic tones and elegant drama!
We encourage you to follow Noah and support him with his next releases, and don't forget to add 'Similan' to your electronic music library/playlist/etc;
(but better if you listen to his track on our Synthpop Your Universe Spotify Playlist! :D j/k)"
by Synthpop Your World on 31-October-2020
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INSIDE THE TRACK: [artist's commentary]
The first ideas for this song was created in late 2015, when I was living and working in thailand. It was such a beautiful and romantic place and I was In a new and very exciting relationship. I wanted to write about the feeling of being completely absorBed and in love with the present moment and Similan Island was the place for me where I felt this the strongest.
The melodY and rhythm of This song is easy-going and keeps a fun and relaxed attitude. Working with John Åhlin as the producer, he always finds those perfect sounds to capture the essence Of the song. The synths are based in the 80’s aesthetics we both love, but with a modern crisp to them that really lifts the production.
Since living in different parts of sweden, the recording process often Means me laying down the vocals in my home studio in Arvika, and John doing most of the mixing in Solna. John is also a great guitarist and we like to blend some analog recordings to the otherwise digital soundscape To give it that extra touch.