Yesterday, singer-songwriter Noah Kahan shared the music video for his newest single “Mess”. The song is the lead single off his debut album which is set to be released later this year via Republic Records. “Mess” was released at the beginning of the month and has since accumulated over 1.3 million streams on Spotify.
Kahan took to Instagram yesterday upon the video’s release to share the meaning behind the video. He enlisted 11 professionally trained dogs to help tell the story in the music video. He shared that the song was originally called “Feed The Dogs” because his dogs were a huge inspiration for the anthemic tune. In the post, he talked about while he was living at home in Vermont after he graduated from high school, his dogs were his only company during a generally sad and lonesome time in his life.
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I initially called “Mess” “Feed The Dogs” because my pups were a huge part of the inspiration for the tune. When I was in Vermont after high school, they were my only company during what was a lonesome time. That being said I knew I had to make the music video be centered around dogs. Despite my dogs’ jealousy, we got 11 trained professional dogs (who were way more famous than me) for the shoot in LA, and shot a video I really loved. Hope you guys like it too! Watch at the link in my bio.
In addition to the release of “Mess,” Kahan is currently touring across North America supporting label mate James Bay. For more information on Kahan, head over to his website to stay up-to-date on his forthcoming album, tour dates, and more.
Check out the video for “Mess” below!