Noah Gundersen Changes Gears With New Single "The Sound"

 Photo from Red Light Management

Photo from Red Light Management

The Seattle-based singer/songwriter Noah Gundersen has made a name for himself over the last decade playing emotionally-turbulent and tender indie-folk, but his new single "The Sound" off his upcoming album "White Noise" deconstructs this introspective archetype in favor of something louder and more bombastic.

Set to release on September 22, 2017 through Cooking Vinyl records, the album's lead single "The Sound" favors the grit of alternative rock over the indie-folk Gundersen has penned on his previous records. 

This isn't the first time Gundersen has changed gears. His 2015 LP "Carry The Ghost" was an an atmospheric record that saw him experimenting with electric instrumentation and more ambient production-- a departure from the indie-folk of his debut full length "Ledges" released in 2014. This change, while minor, was ultimately indicative of more significant development, which is made loud and clear on "The Sound". 

 'White Noise' releases on September 22 through Cooking Vinyl Records. 

'White Noise' releases on September 22 through Cooking Vinyl Records. 

"The Sound" is a dark, cathartic, and pulsing rock song with a raw, live energy that renders it immediate and gratifying. The verses are toned down, with Gundersen singing softly over a palm muted guitar and steady rhythm, but the chorus strikes like an out of control heart monitor, bringing the vocals to a scream and the guitar-driven instrumental to a cathartic stampede. 

In addition to the single, Gundersen announced a US tour for this Fall, kicking off in Boise, Idaho on October 5. 

You can purchase or stream "The Sound" now, and view Gundersen's upcoming tour dates on his website.