RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW USA ARTIST NOAH SOLT
Hiya folks thanks for joining us in the virtual RGM lounge today, grab a brew and take a seat.
What made you decide to become a soloist?
It was never a decision. Writing, and playing music has always been my constant.
What is your musical history?
I started playing the guitar, writing and singing when I was 14 years old, and have never stopped. In 2020 I attended Berklee College of Music, but due to COVID-19 I was forced to leave. Since then, I’ve been sailing all over the world and writing obsessively. The way I see it, every passionate person or challenging adventure that inspires me has a part to play in my musical history. If you listen to my music – and make it your own – then in my eyes, you are part of the band.
What’s one question you’re sick of being asked when interviewed?
You know it’s bad luck to talk about getting sick right? Let’s manifest a healthy 2022.
Do you sign up to any conspiracy theories?
I didn’t know if this is a conspiracy theory – but I believe that in one way or another The Force is real. (we’re talking Star Wars)
What useless party trick do you have?
I can play the guitar
What was the most fun you have had on stage?
Great question. I think it was during my time studying in Valencia, Spain. I spent a year there and played many gigs around the city. Performing for people who don’t speak much English was nerve-racking, but never failed to be refreshing, fun, and humbling. I made some great friends, and sometimes a fool of myself. It was wonderful.
What was the worst experience on stage?
I was performing in a Shakespeare play in middle-school (Midsummer’s Night Dream) and I forgot ALL my lines. My crush at the time was watching… it was pretty devastating.
Tell us something about you / each member that you think people would be surprised about?
Since COVID-19 began, I’ve spent nearly all my time sailing. Now, as a licensed captain I split my time between perusing my career in music, and delivering sail boats internationally.
Right now, what’s pissing you off the most? (Can’t say the virus)
I don’t hate many things, but I hate when people are assholes to each other for no reason. People get pissed and annoyed at things they can’t control, or things they’re afraid of seeing in themselves. Embracing your fear is hard, but not impossible. Get over yourself – be nice.
I hear you have a new single, what can you tell us about it?
I wrote the song while sailing across the Atlantic Ocean as a deckhand on a 112-foot schooner. I was very far away from the people that I love, and I wanted to write a song that celebrates them. ‘Let’s Make a Fire’ is dedicated to the people who light a fire in my life.
Talk me through the thought process of the single?
I was thinking that it was time to release an original song to the world. I consolidated my life into a backpack and my guitar case and moved to live on my friends’ bedroom floor in Boston, Massachusetts.
What was the recording process like?
My friend and I recorded the ‘Let’s Make a Fire’ in the same bedroom that I was sleeping on the floor of. It was challenging to say the least, but nothing is more fulfilling then creating art with friends.
Would you change anything now it’s finished?
Although a song is never truly finished, all the versions of ‘Let’s Make a Fire’ that exist online are works that I am very, very proud of.
What are your plans for the year ahead?
The day after ‘Let’s Make a Fire’ is released I am flying to the Galapagos to help deliver a ship to Mexico. After that, you’ll find me perusing my music career, hopefully playing live as much as possible, and expanding my musical horizons.
Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?
If you’ve read this far then you should probably go listen to my debut single ‘Let’s Make a Fire’. If you’d like to join my sailing / musical adventures go follow my socials @ Noah Solt. I hope you have a wonderful day