Today, Israeli singer-songwriter-producer Noga Erez releases “Fire Kites (LIVE),” a standout track from her new album KIDS out now via City Slang. The visual is a cut from her live stream shows that featured a cast of 25 dancers, strobe lights, and an exhilarating performance from Noga and her life and creative partner Ori Rousso. Industry superstars like Finneas, Haley Williams, Sofi Tukker, and Meghan Trainor tuned in to watch the performance, and “Fire Kites (LIVE)” showcases Noga’s slick moves and flaunts her “self-possessed brand of cool” (AV Club).
Watch “Fire Kites (LIVE)” here: https://nogaerez.lnk.to/FireKites
Building from the raw politics of her 2017 debut, Off The Radar, KIDS moves closer to home while retaining Noga’s signature smarts and swagger. The album explores themes of tension and release, anxiety and remedy, and masterly melodic licks in swipes of stomping brass, all wrapped around Noga’s versatile vocals that quick-switch from clipped flow to smoky purr; from stadium chorus to street-ready beats.
Listen Here: https://nogaerez.lnk.to/KIDS
Listen to Noga’s interview with Weekend Edition’s Scott Simon: https://www.npr.org/2021/03/27/979683320/noga-erezs-new-album-explores-what-its-like-to-be-israeli
KIDS singles include “Story feat ROUSSO,” a snappy, addictive song about two people’s past and present, “End of the Road” (“contagiously fun” - Stereogum), an introspective track about mortality, “VIEWS feat. Reo Cragun & ROUSSO” ("stylish...funk-heavy - Complex), “NO news on TV feat. ROUSSO” (“grainy textures and potent atmospherics – Blackbook) and “You So Done” (taunting and intense - AV Club) which explores toxic personal relationships.
Read more about KIDS via Paper | Stereogum | AV Club | NPR Music | Complex | V Magazine
KIDS comes packed with chart-worthy outspoken pop anthems for the 21st century. It showcases Noga’s style, growing into a crisp bombastic sound she crafts with her creative and life partner, Ori Rousso. Its earworms and crisp productions are locked around lyrics that deal with the personal and the political; mortality and loss; war and peace, insecurity and ambition.
3. VIEWS (ft. Reo Cragun and ROUSSO)
4. You So Done
]5. End of the Road
6. Bark Loud
7. KIDS (feat. BLIMES)
8. Story (feat. ROUSSO)
10. NO news on TV (feat. ROUSSO)
11. Fire Kites
13. Switch Me Off