There are a lot of things that go into making a musician special, but one thing they all have in common is their ability to tell stories. On Thursday night, singer-songwriter Noah Kahan performed his soulful and brutally honest songs for a sold-out crowd at Webster Hall in New York City.
He may only be 22, but for such a young artist Kahan showed the crowd that writing and performing is what he’s meant to do. Throughout the night, he performed songs from his debut album Busyhead, which was released earlier this year via Republic Records. His warm, soulful voice rang through the venue in such a welcoming way. He played songs like “Cynic,” “Save Me,” “Carlo’s Song,” and “Mess” throughout his perfectly manicured setlist. It was clear that there was a lot of care and thought put into the song order, giving fans the right amount of ups and downs throughout the night. The night came to an end when Kahan closed his set with “Youngblood” which got the crowd singing louder than ever, giving him and his band the perfect send off.
Kahan inhabits a quality that’s hard for a lot of artists to achieve, and that’s the ability to make a show feel incredibly intimate. The truth in his lyrics mixed with the simple melodic arrangements in his songs make you feel like you’re watching him play in your living room and not in front of 1500 people. Qualities like this are what will help Kahan and his honest music stand the test of time.
Make sure to catch Noah Kahan on his Busyhead tour as it makes its way across North America this fall.
Check out our photos from the show below!