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30 JUNE 202021 (TORONTO, ON) – Following the recent announcements of his forthcoming album I Was / I Am set for release on September 17 and upcoming fall headline tour, Noah Kahan reveals his latest single “Godlight” out now.


Listen to "Godlight" HERE


“Godlight” is a soaring anthem about fame, ego, and self-reflection, as Noah sings, “To know me, is to hate me, is to hate what I’ve become…I’m not the way I was, I’m not the way I was.” Of the meaning behind the song, Noah says, “I was on tour with a lighting director who said I needed more ‘Godlight’ on stage. ‘Godlight’ is the light that fixates on the singer, while the rest of the band is blackened down. In my life, I was chasing that. This ego was growing, and I saw it growing. I knew it was affecting my relationships. If the younger version of me who was making songs just for the love of music saw myself giving so much of a shit about the attention on me instead of the music, I’d be really disappointed. The song is like I’m singing to my older self at a family reunion.”


The critically acclaimed Vermont singer and songwriter took two years of milestones and transformed them into I Was / I Am, alongside his Busyhead collaborator and Grammy Award-winning producer Joel Little (Taylor Swift, Lorde, Shawn Mendes, Jonas Brothers, Khalid) and engineer Mark Rankin. Preserving his commitment to vivid lyricism, Noah crafted the new music with faster tempos and sweeping hooks, recharging his overall vision. “Godlight” follows Noah’s first single off the album, “Part of Me,” an introspective anthem that captures his signature storytelling and evocative lyrics.


Noah says, “While writing this record, I’ve taken stock of who I am as compared to who I was when I started and what that means, for better or worse. I do have some perspective. I’ve also lost a lot. I’ve lost people close to me for different reasons. I’ve lost friendships. I lost my dog. Those experiences haven’t necessarily hardened me, but they’ve made me incredibly grateful for what I have now. The biggest change is a little bit of clarity in terms of who I am and the person I want to end up being. The songs on the record represent a new understanding of myself.”

This fall, Noah will embark on the I Was / I Am North American headline tour. Kicking off in St. Louis on October 14th and running through mid-December, the tour includes shows at New York’s Webster Hall and Los Angeles’ The Fonda Theatre, which are quickly selling out—see the complete list of tour dates below. Tickets are available now HERE.


Noah Kahan has quietly emerged as a homegrown phenomenon with a combination of vivid songwriting and powerful performances (as well as a razor-sharp sense of humor on social media). He’s racked up over one billion streams across his catalogue, picked up a Gold Certification for “Hurt Somebody” feat. Julia Michaels, and performed on television shows such as The Late Show with Stephen ColbertLate Night with Seth Meyers, and TODAY. His 2020 Cape Elizabeth EP garnered critical praise from across the globe, and not to mention, he’s collaborated with a slew of artists, from Chelsea Cutler to mxmtoon to Quinn XCII to Gryffin.




October 14

St. Louis, MO

Delmar Hall

October 15

Indianapolis, IN

Deluxe @ Old National Centre

October 16

Madison, WI

Majestic Theatre

October 17

Minneapolis, MN

First Avenue

October 20

Milwaukee, WI

Turner Hall Ballroom

October 23

Chicago, IL

House of Blues

October 24

Cincinnati, OH


October 26

Detroit, MI

The Majestic Theatre

October 28

Toronto, ON


October 29

Montreal, QC

Theatre Corona

October 30

South Burlington, VT

Higher Ground Ballroom *SOLD OUT

October 31

South Burlington, VT

Higher Ground Ballroom

November 4

Boston, MA

House of Blues

November 5

Philadelphia, PA

Theatre of Living Arts

November 6

Northampton, MA

Pearl Street

November 7

New Haven, CT

College Street Music Hall

November 9

Syracuse, NY

The Westcott Theater

November 12

New York, NY

Webster Hall *SOLD OUT

November 13

Washington D.C.

9:30 Club

November 14

Charlotte, NC

The Underground

November 16

Asheville, NC

The Orange Peel

November 17

Nashville, TN

Brooklyn Bowl Nashville

November 19

Birmingham, AL


November 20

Atlanta, GA

Variety Playhouse

November 30

Kansas City, MO

The Truman

December 2

Denver, CO

Ogden Theatre

December 4

Salt Lake City, UT

The Commonwealth Room *SOLD OUT

December 5

Salt Lake City, UT

The Commonwealth Room

December 7

Boise, ID

Knitting Factory

December 9

Portland, OR

Crystal Ballroom

December 10

Seattle, WA

The Showbox

December 11

December 12

December 14

Spokane, WA

Vancouver, BC

Sacramento, CA

Knitting Factory

Commodore Ballroom

Ace of Spades

December 16

San Francisco, CA

The Fillmore

December 17

Los Angeles, CA

The Fonda Theatre

December 18

San Diego, CA

House of Blues - San Diego

December 19

Phoenix, AZ

Crescent Ballroom

As Noah Kahan changes, he casts those experiences onto songs like light through a film projector. At the core of the music’s upbeat energy and unfiltered lyrics, you’ll hear who he was before and who he became—almost in real-time. The Vermont singer still pens songs straight from the heart and still cracks jokes with his signature, self-deprecating sense of humor; he’s just changed in all of the right ways (and chronicled them via his songwriting). He gained that understanding through quite the journey from small town Vermont to global renown. He’s racked up over one billion streams, released his full-length debut album Busyhead, picked up a Gold Certification for “Hurt Somebody” feat. Julia Michaels, and performed on television shows such as The Late Show with Stephen ColbertLate Night with Seth Meyers, and TODAY. His 2020 Cape Elizabeth EP received widespread critical acclaim, and not to mention, he’s collaborated with everyone from Chelsea Cutler to mxmtoon to Quinn XCII to Gryffin. Now, the critically acclaimed singer and songwriter took two years of milestones and transformed them into his second full-length album, I Was / I Am [Republic Records], introduced by the single “Part of Me.”




A division of Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Thought, Drake, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie J, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings, Boominati Worldwide, Brushfire, Casablanca Records, Cash Money, Lava Records, XO, Young Money, among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with Universal Music Latin Entertainment (J Balvin and Karol G).  In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey), Sony Pictures (Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse) and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises. Extending further into the worlds of film, television, and content, Republic launched Federal Films in order to produce movies and series powered by the label's catalog and artists. Its first production was the Jonas Brothers documentary Chasing Happiness for Amazon Prime Video.