“Stick Season”

Noah Kahan is a singer and songwriter from Strafford, Vermont. Final yr, in 2022, he launched Stick Season, his third file. The title observe from that file went viral on TikTok when Noah was first writing it, and posting items of it. A type of movies has over 10 million performs. And as of this recording, on Spotify, the complete tune has nearly 100 million streams.

For this episode, Noah talked to me concerning the course of of constructing that tune: What led him to first put up half a tune on TikTok, and what occurred after that. You’ll hear the uncooked recordings off of his cellphone; the completely different drafts he made as he labored; you’ll hear the completely different variations he first shared on social media; and also you’ll hear his bracingly sincere appraisal of the winding path he took — in his life, and in his music — to get to the place he’s now.

You should buy or stream “Stick Season” right here.

@noahkahanmusic This sucks and I really feel responsible shopping for weed from excessive schoolers #foryoupage #foryou #depressedjasonmraz #prozackeanureeves ♬ unique sound – Noah Kahan
@noahkahanmusic The refrain u requested #foryou #foryoupage #forjewpage #stickseason ♬ unique sound – Noah Kahan

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

For a transcript of this episode, click on right here.

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