Following the recent announcements of his forthcoming album I Was / I Am set for release on September 17th and upcoming fall headline tour, Noah Kahan reveals his latest single “Godlight” out now—listen 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.

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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 Colbert, Late 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.

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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 Bogart’s
October 26 Detroit, MI The Majestic Theatre
October 28 Toronto, ON History
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 Saturn
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