Label: Rexius Records
The Return of the Venus-Chameleon
Swedish artist Ernest Noah embodies the very real distinction between a mere singer and a full-on performer: Having a good voice is one thing, but being able to actually treat listeners to a liberating experience as you perform on stage is another. Bringing retro back while maintaining a sophisticated pop sound, his music could be described as an intersection somewhere between George Michael and Shawn Mendes.
Starting as a singer-songwriter inspired by the likes of Queen and Elton John, Ernest Noah’s musical journey has taken him through experimental jazz, p-funk, motown, disco and back again. A type of versatility earned through years of performance and collaboration with a great variety of musicians: Everything from singing with Sweden’s most renowned Big Band and working as an artist in Greece, Thailand and Norway; to writing top-of-the-charts songs for Japanese boy band Sexy Zone. Under the name ColorShift, together with producer Ben Buster, he released the single Fight Until We Fall (2015), which captured the attention of Swedish radio and made the top 10 for upcoming artists for one week.
Noah personifies the classic figure of what you could call the “Venus”: A magnetic, kind of extravagant artistic personality that invokes sensuous androgyny and encourages uncensored self-expression in their fans. His lyrics and stage performance are extroverted – not shallow, though: He’s able to express strong opinions while keeping a sense of humor.
But the true essence of the Venus artist lies in their lover-personality: However much of a musical chameleon Ernest Noah can be, a common topic in his music is the exploration of togetherness and the feelings involved in it. After signing with Rexius Records in 2017, he’s preparing for the release of two singles narrating his experiences with love, both in its absence, and when facing jealousy in an otherwise functioning relationship.