The stimulating, fluid sonic blends and forthright, open-hearted lyrics throughout Hang Time, the new LP from Cedric Noel, finds the Tio’tiá:ke/Montreal-based artist untangling complex realities, and ultimately landing with a stunning sense of surety and self.
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Produced by Noel with engineer Steve Newton and featuring contributions from Liam O’Neill (SUUNS), Ella Williams (Squirrel Flower), Brigitte Naggar (Common Holly), and more, Hang Time stands as a high water mark for an artist who’s spent the past decade quietly expanding the borders of his music. The second single, ‘Comuu’, is musically layered and lyrically affecting song driven by marching drum beats and Noel’s strong, sincere vocals.
Cedric Noel – Comuu
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“stunning dynamics” – Indie88
“dreamy” – PhotogMusic
“There are about five drum and percussion parts playing throughout and, when I wrote them, I really wanted them to push and pull against one another,” Noel says of the song. “Lyrically the song touches on friendship, allyship and ancestry.”
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