Words: ROBIN MUMFORD
Building on from the overwhelming response to her new, outstanding music, today marks the release of breakout popstar Noelle’s latest released ‘Hope You’re Happy’, the final single ahead of her upcoming album which is set for release next year. The track is an empowering anthem for anyone who has walked away from a relationship they knew just wasn’t right for them.
Raised on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory in Ontario, Noelle’s upbringing exposed her to a vast landscape of music genres, from Nat King Cole and Sarah Vaughan to the fleeting native wind flute of her indigenous roots. At just 20 years old, Noelle has been singing before she could barely walk.
Initially finding her niche through YouTube, she amassed a following of just under 100,000 subscribers, resulting from her viral covers of timeless classics and today’s biggest acts. Expressing her thoughts and emotions with the use of her piano, Noelle began writing her own music as a form of therapeutic self-expression. Nowadays, she releases it to the world.
Accompanied by the track’s official video (below), which embraces the power that one can find amidst a broken heart, it showcases a new, dramatic side to Noelle. While the track's lyrics bring her raw, emotional storytelling to life, the dark visuals found in the video mimic the depths of heartbreak.
Talking of the release, Noelle explains: "'Hope You're Happy’ was a really unique song for me to write. I’m so passionate about creating sad ballads about love but I wanted this one to be more powerful for the listener. We’ve all been faced with the situation of seeing someone we loved with a new person and while we want to take the high road, sometimes vengeance is the real emotion that stirs within us.”
Written by Noelle, Joel Stouffer, Geoff Warburton and Nathan Ferraro, “Hope You’re Happy” is one of the few songs on the upcoming album that came together outside of Noelle’s bedroom. Gathering at a studio in Toronto, this group of talented songwriters came together to create a track that flips the script on the typical sad break-up song narrative.