Horizon marks Noble Oak’s debut for Last Gang Records and is an enchanting collection of post-chillwave pop, a sumptuous suite of sativa songs for hazy, lazy days prompting comparisons to the likes of The War on Drugs, Bob Moses, and Tame Impala. “My intent from day one was literally to make the most beautiful songs that I possibly can,” says Fiore. “And to hope that the world can understand that and see it.”
This new material was written when the 27-year-old was witnessing “a lot of breaking points and emotional extremity,” in both his personal life and the world around him. As always, music provided a therapeutic method of exploring “the notion of whether it’s crazy to think I’m going crazy,” he says.
For Fiore, the concept of the horizon has spiritual overtones—which is why his third full-length is titled Horizon. As someone born and raised beside the Pacific Ocean in Vancouver, B.C., the horizon represents a calming, stabilizing presence in a hostile world. During a brief two-year stint in Toronto recently, Fiore felt adrift, in part because he had to climb to the roof of his house to get any sense of expanse. Now back on the West Coast, he has an apartment where the ocean is within sight. The horizon is always visible, beckoning. For Fiore, it represents “possibility, a centre, the edge of the earth, unimaginable infinity.”
Noble Oak’s music is a beautiful balm recognizable to anyone seeking respite from the tumult of today’s headlines. We’re all searching for the horizon, and this is music that will soundtrack the journey.
Digital release date: June 19, 2020
Vinyl: 140g Astral Blue Vinyl (Limited Edition)Tracklisting:
- In Series
- Different Place
- Magic Eyes
- Just a Game