The new-wave synthy alternative rap and or pop artist Noah Jack’s new single “FACELIFT” is out now and it is the perfect emo dance track to your weekend. The sad boy hails from Pennsylvania, lived in New York City, and is now based in Los Angeles. He has been soaking up life all over the country and he’s here to grace us with his vibe. “FACELIFT,” a song about making too many sad songs and probably needing a facelift to hide it, was inspired by a line his friend once said to him about making songs in his closet. He sings, “everyone treats me like a reject.” But we know he’s too cool for school — he literally was a fashion kid at FIT, a position people all over the world would die for. “FACELIFT” is the perfect self-deprecating song mixed with messy love.
Noah Jack’s achy voice over rocking guitars and hip-hop beats come together to confuse us. The genre-bending emo baddie is pulling out all the tricks. We look forward to growing up with the 20-year-old as he continues to be inspired and pull from his travels and everyday life. We look forward to being sad with him. He spoke to EUPHORIA. about growing up in the suburbs, being an art school kid in New York, and writing “FACELIFT.”
What’s it like being from the suburbs of Pennsylvania? Where are you based now? How do you carry home with you?
I’ve lived in the same house my entire life, and Camp Hill was the perfect bubble for me to grow up in and try whatever it was that I was interested in. Currently I’m based in LA, but growing up where I did taught me that leaving a positive impact means more than you think.
What was it like being an art school kid at FIT?
Living in Manhattan flipped my whole perspective on what it meant to be an artist. Initially I went to college because I wanted to study menswear design, and it didn’t take long to realize how much more passionate these kids were than me about it. Being in New York, I found how much I loved the city life, whether it be skateboarding from place to place or finding good eats in seemingly hidden places. Living in Manhattan on my own was a great way for me to grow as an individual and recognize my strengths and weaknesses.
What got you into music?
When I was in high school I wanted to be a graphic designer, so I took as many art classes as I could. I ran out of options and had to choose between basic music production or a cooking class. At the time I was watching a lot of YouTube, more specifically Aries and Ramzoid, and so I decided to give producing a go. I pursued music as a hobby from junior year until bigger opportunities presented themselves.
What sparked the idea for “FACELIFT”? What was the writing process like?
I remember I had just finished mixing a really slow song at the time. All my friends said it was my best work yet, and I was super hyped on it. My homie said, “Dude it’s crazy that you made that in your basement closet,” and the two lines popped into my head right away. After I recorded them, I felt that the song had potential to outdo the last one, and so I closed out and waited for two months before recording on it again. The next time I opened the project I finished writing the rest of the song in about an hour. It’s funny how the writing process fluctuates so much sometimes.
Who are you listening to nowadays? What songs get you going?
I’m the type of person who listens to songs on repeat until I can’t stand them anymore, and right now, I’m stuck on these: