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INTERVIEW: Nozart

Hi Noah, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

I’ve been great, thanks for having me!

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Just Let It Go”?

My latest single, ‘Just Let It Go,’ is one of the first songs I wrote for my upcoming record, ‘Puppet’.

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?

When I was a kid, I was ultra-curious about everything, asking my parents question after question to the point where there were no more logical answers. They would finally tell me to “just let it go!” At the time, it was a really frustrating experience for me, but as I grew older and faced some questions that are impossible to answer, I realized that there are moments in life when you do simply have to let things go, or otherwise lose your mind obsessing over an unanswerable question.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

I don’t have a video in the works yet for ‘Just Let It Go’, but the keyword here is yet. I’m in conversation with some really talented folk about some video concepts, so while I can’t promise a video just yet, it’s a good possibility. I can promise, however, that there will be a video coming soon for one of my other unreleased songs, so keep your eyes peeled for that.

How was the recording and writing process?

The album was recorded and produced in stages. I wrote a lot of the songs at the piano first, imagining them in their final form as I worked on them. For some of the songs I used Sibelius to notate and orchestrate them, generating parts for the musicians I worked with throughout the recording process. However, for ‘Just Let It Go,’ I went straight into Pro Tools, recording a foundational track and overlaying a really talented friend of mine, Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, playing the clarinet to create the rhythmic texture that serves as the glue of the song, and another buddy, Michael Mandarin, playing the violin part on the choruses. Finally, I worked with Conor Rayne to lay down his ultra-creative drum track to replace the sequenced drums I had in there as a placeholder.

How’s your new album coming along?

The album is completely finished now, so it will be released in full this spring! It will be called ‘Puppet’. Hitting the road is a definite possibility with some dates already in the works. Will keep you posted on that as we continue to plan the release.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

In terms of future plans and releases, I don’t want to reveal too much yet since I’m still super excited about releasing ‘Puppet’ this spring, but suffice to say I have a lot of partially complete ideas that I’m really excited about finishing for future singles and albums.

What else is happening next in Nozart‘s world?

I’m working as a composer on some really exciting multimedia projects, including To Be With Hamlet, an exciting new virtual reality experience focused around creating a VR theater space and putting on a live performance of Hamlet. People from all around the world can login to experience live theater in VR, very cool.

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Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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