Following a sold-out tour across North America, singer/songwriter Noah Kahan reveals the video for his latest single, “False Confidence,” which premiered earlier today via Billboard.com and on MTV Live and mtvU—watch and share HERE.
Of the inspiration behind the video, Noah says, “‘False Confidence’ is a song about believing in yourself but also not taking yourself too seriously in the process. Making this video was a blast, I've never had the opportunity to act in any way and playing these different characters was almost therapeutic. Personifying the self-doubt that creeps into your thought process from time to time and then stepping back and having a good laugh while making it felt good.”
“False Confidence” made a strong debut upon its release, quickly amassing over 4 million Spotify streams and becoming the most added song at Triple A radio where it is rapidly ascending Top 30 on the chart. What’s more, Shazam announced Kahan as the latest artist to be featured in their coveted “Next To Know” program. “False Confidence” follows Kahan’s breakout global single, “Hurt Somebody” feat. Grammy-nominated Julia Michaels, which has over 170 million global streams and is triple platinum in Australia and gold in Canada, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, Switzerland and New Zealand. The song is currently #1 at radio in the Netherlands, and it also peaked at #1 on the radio charts in Australia for three weeks, where Noah has become one of the year’s most buzzworthy new acts.
Kahan is currently on the European and UK leg of his headlining tour and will be supporting Leon Bridges on his Australian tour in 2019. See the full list of upcoming tour dates below. Tickets are available now at www.NoahKahan.com/tour.
Growing up in Strafford, VT (pop. 1045), small town wonderment led Noah to explore songwriting early on, emulating musical influences like Paul Simon, Ben Howard and The Lumineers. As a senior in high school, Noah’s songwriting attracted the attention of world-class songwriters Dan Wilson (Adele), Scott Harris (Shawn Mendes), Chris DeStefano (Carrie Underwood), among others. Word spread quickly within the songwriting community, and it wasn’t long after graduating high school that Kahan decided to defer his college acceptance to pursue a career in music, eventually straying from the 133-acre tree farm he grew up on to work with Lorde & Khalid’s producer Joel Little. The two recorded six songs together, including Noah’s debut single, Young Blood,” which entered Spotify’s US Viral Chart at #5 and has cracked over 21 million streams to date.
Noah followed this with his global smash, “Hurt Somebody” feat. Grammy-nominated Julia Michaels. Available on his 2018 debut EP, Hurt Somebody, the song charted at #1 on Australian national radio for three weeks and Netherlands’ national radio, while also charting in the Top 40 at Hot AC stateside. Kahan made his late-night U.S. television debut performing “Hurt Somebody” on Late Night with Stephen Colbert earlier this year. Noah returns with “False Confidence” as he gears up to release his anxiously awaited debut album in 2019.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES: November 7 Oslo, Norway Ingensteds November 9 Berlin, Germany Lido November 10 Cologne, Germany MTC November 11 Hamburg, Germany Molotow November 13 Amsterdam, Netherlands Paradiso Noord* November 14 Brussels, Belgium AB Club November 15 Paris, France Le Nouveau Casino November 17 Birmingham, UK Institute 3 November 18 Glasgow, UK King Tuts November 19 Manchester, UK Ruby Lounge November 20 London, UK The Garage January 14 Melbourne, Australia Palais Theatre^ January 15 Melbourne, Australia Palais Theatre^ January 17 Sydney, Australia Hordern Pavilion^ January 19 Brisbane, Australia The Tivoli Theatre^ January 20 Brisbane, Australia The Tivoli^ * Sold Out ^ Supporting Leon Bridges