In a world where empathy often seems in short supply, the stories told by voices like that of Noah Pearce — passionate, emotive, angry and human — demand attention. Following recent single Ballet Dancer and critically acclaimed debut EP Monster; Pearce continues to produce powerful and deeply personal music with the release of new single Dancing On My Grave.
Noah says; “Dancing On My Grave is a song about fighting against the negative thoughts that are constantly nagging at you, making living everyday life that bit more difficult. It’s about wishing that you could just feel normal again without having to wait so long for that to happen. Wanting to move on from the past, whatever that may be, so that you can look forward to the future instead of dreading. Everything feels out of balance, and all you want is to be able to stand up without wobbling.
Having burst onto the scene last year and drawn support from the likes of Man About Town, Wonderland, Notion, The Line of Best Fit, BBC Introducing and Radio 1, plus support slots with Sam Ryder and The Libertines; Noah’s story continues in 2023 with his forthcoming EP Domicile. Marking the start of a new chapter for Noah, the new EP was recorded over the last year with the likes of long time collaborator Dimitri Tikovoï (Charli XCX, Becky Hill), Danny Connors (Tom Grennan, Joy Crookes), avant-garde gritpop practitioner Bambie Thug, and solid gold pop legend Cathy Dennis.
Check out the video for Dancing On My Grave below:
While debut EP Monster mapped out his journey as a transmasculine guy with multi-layered alternative pop rooted in teenage musical experimentation and confident, confessional lyricism; Domicile identifies his feelings of heartbreak, sadness and emptiness and uses music as a mirror to his own experiences. Sonically upbeat but lyrically expressive, the new tracks underline this talented artist’s songwriting depth.
Born in Johannesburg, Noah spent most of his formative years in Luxembourg, hating school, but enamoured with the escapism music provided. Finding joy as both a listener and creator, he describes his sonic identity as if “The Weeknd, Billie Eilish and Lorde had a three-way love child, spat it out, then let it grow up in France.” A unique artist with songs that are impossible to ignore, Noah’s strongest suit could be his ability to strike an uncommon balance between being intensely personal and curiously universal.
Armed with a stack of great tunes, Noah continues to find his voice as a writer in 2023 as he pushes forward and continues to be himself.