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Cedric Noel shares new single ‘Comuu,’ announces forthcoming album ‘Hang Time’

Tio’tiá:ke/Montreal-based artist Cedric Noel has announced his new album, Hang Time, out November 12th, 2021 via Joyful Noise Recordings / Forward Music Group. Alongside the announcement, he’s shared his new single, “Comuu.”

The layered new track sees Cedric Noel’s throaty vocal lines taking the lead. The textured, layered instrumentals add some stunning dynamics to the track. Ultimately, “Comuu” is driven by captivating marching drums and strong, yet vulnerable vocals. Noel shared a colourful lyric video of stop-motion-esque flying gold birds.

“There are about five drum and percussion parts playing throughout and, when I wrote them, I really wanted them to push and pull against one another,” Cedric Noel explains of the track. “Lyrically, the song touches on friendship, allyship and ancestry.”

Watch the lyric video for “Comuu” below.

Just like “Comuu,” Hang Time will comes packed with fluid, texturally layered melodies and upfront, vulnerable lyrics. The record stays true to Cedric Noel’s open-ended rock sound, while he threads some sonic surprises through the album’s 13 tracks. The genre-bending album weaves in and out of folk-pop and ambient music.

“For me, this album is about taking ownership of my identity on my own terms,” Noel says. “In a sense I wrote this record for a teenage version of myself and hope that it reaches those who find themselves in similar situations that I was when writing the album. I hope that this album can contribute to the reimagination of what is understood as ‘black music’ and help remove the boundaries that term currently encompasses.”

Check out the tracklist for Hang Time below and pre-order the album here.

Hang Time Tracklist:

01 – “Comuu”
02 – “Headspace”
03 – “Keep”
04 – “Stilling”
05 – “Bass Song”
06 – “Born”
07 – “Dove”
08 – “A Hold On Losing”
09 – “Okayokay”
10 – “Allies”
11 – “Nighttime (Skin)”
12 – “Hang Time”
13 – “Cozy”

Cedric Noel Live Shows:

24 Sept – POP Montréal, La Sala Rossa, Montréal, QC w/ Ada Lea, Fanclubwallet

Lead photo courtesy of Kristina Pederson.

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