MP3: Gene Noble – “Imagination”
The FADER Premieres R&B Sensation Gene Noble’s Dream-Like Single “Imagination” from Upcoming EP Rebirth Of Gene
Critical Praise for Gene Noble:
“…his well-traveled existence translates into some pretty heartfelt R&B songs.” – The FADER
“His new single, ‘Aware,’ is one of the smoothest R&B cuts out right now.” – Vice/Noisey
“…an upcoming r&b talent you’ll be hearing plenty from in 2014.” – Okayplayer
“It’s rare today to find someone who gives R&B classical justification, but the outspoken ‘rebirth’ of Los Angeles vocalist Gene Noble… puts soul back in the palm of our hands.” – EARMILK
“The unsigned singer…[turns] in an impressive vocal performance on his latest single” – DJ Booth
The mark of a great artist is the ability to tell a story that resonates deeply with the audience, painting a vivid picture in the mind of the listener. With the release of his single “Imagination” from his upcoming EP Rebirth Of Gene (releasing March 4th), Gene Noble has done just that. By drawing on his past trials and tribulations, he has successfully illustrated a pain and suffering anyone can relate to. The song is the perfect embodiment of Gene’s style: atmospheric, transcendent, and otherworldly.
Noble’s vocal prowess is unquestionable; even the most hard-to-reach notes seem effortless to Noble in the delivery of his intricate vocal runs. His production brings to mind recent works of Usher, perfectly uniting elements of contemporary R&B such as spacious reverbs and deep kicks with prominent features of EDM and trap music such as 32nd-note hi-hats and dub-influenced synth rhythms. Still yet, Noble is able to retain a more old-school, classic R&B style on other tracks through the use of his superb falsetto, such as is heard on his recently released “Aware”.
“Imagination” premieres today on The Fader, showcasing a side of Noble that has yet to be heard. His melancholy lyrics and seemingly listless delivery tell the story of a lost love, which ultimately leads to a captivating and climactic conclusion. While the love in question may have come to an unfortunate end, the song certainly does not, closing with an elegant array of vocals that serve as the perfect expression of finally finding closure.
Listen to “Imagination” here: https://soundcloud.com/gene-noble-1/imagination
Check out the FADER premiere: http://www.thefader.com/2014/02/27/stream-gene-noble-imagination/
Pre-order Rebirth Of Gene on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/rebirth-of-gene/id815337976
Tracklisting for Rebirth of Gene:
- Vices (feat. Emilio Rojas)
- Hide Away
- All I Give a F**k About
- Still Here
- Wherever You Are
- Lay You Down
Gene Noble Background:
The not-so-quiet rumblings of an artist on the rise continue to intensify. At the center of the quake is new artist, Gene Noble. Putting it mildly, his vocal ability is relentless, powerful and emotional. “Life Music” is how Noble describes his music, “It’s the stuff that expresses the feelings, emotions and words in a way that we want to say but often times can’t.” As a young army brat, he traveled the world to wherever his father was stationed, and while Noble was living in Germany at the age of four, his father, also named Gene, lost his life saving the life of another man.
The memories of his father became more and more distant, and music became Noble’s sanctuary. He started playing piano at the age of 5 and wrote poetry before he ever sang. Noble soon gained an early love of jazz, gospel and legendary artist Prince. In school is where his love of rock, pop, and country came into play. His babysitter eventually introduced him to hip hop. After watching R&B artist D’Angelo perform on his Voodoo tour, Noble realized that he wanted to be an artist.
Over time Noble began to realize that he knew very little about his father Gene. In 2012, he realized that he had lived longer than his father had. It all hit him when a close friend was killed, leaving a young daughter behind. The loss was devastating. As he’d done in the past, Noble returned to his sanctuary, his music… the one place he could freely express his emotions and create his new EP, Rebirth of Gene.
“Lies” video: http://youtu.be/2tO3WjctERo
“Still Here” video: http://youtu.be/7mnTySkHrd8
Bio, pictures, and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/gene-noble/