Berlin-based soul singer and producer Noah Slee has had quite the year so far. First, he began a productive collaboration with KitschKrieg, a Berlin-based production team; toured with the likes of Hiatus Kaiyote, Angel Haze, and Fat Freddy's Drop; recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios; and garnered positive attention from Noisey and Afropunk for his singles, "Can't Let Go" and "Sink."
"Nver"—one of the tracks from his debut EP, To Your Inner Hippie & Cos You Fly As Fuck—adds another layer to his soulful expertise and to the heartfelt songwriting that permeates Noah's other work. The production is sparse and dark, leaving the listener to feel as if they are sinking to the bottom of a deep pool of emotion.
Once there, in the presence of falsetto croons and reverb soaked guitar plucks, they are presented with a choice—either swim to the top and miss out on the experience, or become enveloped in the brooding energy that surrounds them. Anyone not afraid to embark on the trail of their own emotions should definitely choose the latter.
The track is aesthetically pleasing, yet there isn't a single part that seems manufactured—every note is imbued with truth and every lyric seems necessary. This is truly a phenomenal work of art.