Independent Music Coalition Japan (IMCJ)
Noah grew up in Hokkaido, an idyllic snowy place and Japan’s northernmost island. The environment, as it would, had a deep impact on Noah—and it’s her surroundings that inform her music to this day. Her smoke-hazed voice weaves like a phantom through her music, always varied: a product of her environment and all the years leading up to its moment of creation. Whether it’s delicate childlike piano, an R&B feel with looping beats, or the lo-fi nostalgic of vaporwave, her tracks resound with energy and beauty. Thirty arrives after 2015’s Sivutie which won praise from the likes of Guardian’s Best New Band with Mura Masa, Little Simz, Tink.