Artist Interview: “Forget” by Noah Vail

Q: From the lyrics, I believe “Forget” is about a failed relationship? Can you walk me through your creative process in making this track?

NOAH VAIL: When I started this track I wanted to be as transparent as possible. I’m honestly in a happy relationship which is funny to me because I make all my songs about heartbreak. But this song was much more to me. I wanted to relive the things that broke me. This song was the closure for me I never got.

Q: I love the punk vibe of “Forget”; reminds me a little of early 2000s punk rock! Who are your biggest influences?

NOAH: My oldest influences would have to be Chris Cornell, Papa Roach, Linkin Park. All People my dad showed me when I was super young and I never really moved on. But as of recent influences, id have to say Turnstile, Highly Suspect, MGK, and Sueco. 

Q: In your own words, how would you describe the type of music you typically create?

NOAH: Personal. I just grab from myself. I don’t create with the intention to please anyone.

Q: The instrumental on “Forget” is remarkable! Can you walk me through the production process on this track? 

NOAH: The instrumental was composed by LivingPuff and mixed by Elijah Clutter @ 3030 Sound. This was an instrumental that was presented to me and we arranged it to fit the style. I’m excited to get more involved with the production process as everything grows. This was Mastered By Upside and I handled all of the writing and vocals on the track.

Q: What did you enjoy most about making “Forget”?

NOAH: Probably the mixing process and making the video. The video was really personal too because we were really resourceful and the product turned out beyond what we could have expected for being independent.  

Q: Was there a pivotal moment in your life that made you want to become a musician?

NOAH: I wouldn’t say pivotal but there have been many life experiences that lit the flame even more. I’ve known from a young age that I wanted to be a musician.

Q: What’s next for you? Tours, projects in the works, etc.?

 NOAH: Honestly, just staying consistent and bringing the best content and product I can to the table for everyone. But I’m coming out with a merch project soon where ill personally be making every product and documenting the entire process.

Q: What do you hope your fans take away from listening to “Forget”?

NOAH: That Its okay to not be okay.

Interviewed by Melissa Cusano






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