Ben Noble | Gamora
(includes WAV, MP3, and press photo)
Gamora is FCC CLEAN
BEN NOBLE TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE "GAMORA" ON 02.03.23
MUSIC VIDEO - Unlisted YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZkl5TGcQqg
BEN NOBLE WILL BE HEADLINING 7TH ST ENTRY IN MINNEAPOLIS ON 02.09.23
For a good number of us, religion was fed to us from birth - ideas about a higher power in the sky making big decisions about who is good and evil. Noble grew up as the son of a pastor, heavily-steeped in the teachings of Christianity. Taught from an early age that some people will go to Heaven and some will go to Hell and told that there was "good news" involved, Noble couldn't quite piece together the logic of it. Moving forward to the radicalization of American politics and the rise of Christian Nationalism, Noble truly couldn't make sense of it all - how could a higher power be loving and damning in the same breath? And isn't it convenient that the teachings of this higher power just so happen to benefit powerful white men in leadership positions?
'Gamora' is the lead single from Noble's upcoming 3rd album 'Bitter Work'. The album itself is a reckoning of Noble's upbringing, taking a harsh look on the Christian machine that has burrowed its way into all sorts of positions of power in our society. 'Gamora' focuses on the character Gamora from the Marvel franchise: the adopted daughter of the tyrant Thanos, she is taught from an early age that being the decider of who lives and dies is an honorable and necessary task in preventing overpopulation. Thanos is the epitome of flawed logic, seeing oneself as protagonist while in reality being pure evil, not "good news". Eventually, Gamora turns on Thanos, seeing him for the evil that he is.
Accompanying the single release is a video, shot and edited by Noble himself. There will be a single release show at 7th St Entry in Minneapolis on Feb 9th, 2023.
I watched you descend from a cloud
Sudden gleam, sudden break for it
I know the rumors, the sirening sound
I'm uneasy, you're seeking me out
You call it love
You slaughter, your face like a sheet
They say you're benevolent
You put some in palaces, some on their knees
You told me
Perfect balance, as it all should be
You call it love
You call it love
Coded in, wearing thin, wearing out
30 years, try to break from it
In an instant an infinite lockdown
You're a monster, you're freaking me out
If my destiny comes with the stones
I want nothing to do with it
Don’t call it love
ABOUT BEN NOBLE
Ben Noble is a Minneapolis-based artist and producer. He released his debut album Whisky Priest in the Spring of 2017, followed by his sophomore album Where The Light Comes In in the spring of 2020. Fully self-produced and recorded in a cabin, Whisky Priest is a journey of exacting introspection. Noble loves the contrast of serene, innocent melodies with a haunting chorus of falsetto voices, along with sea of guitars and strings. Noble’s follow-up album Where The Light Comes In is a major expansion of the sonic palette, introducing drums, synthesizers, electric guitars, and much more to Noble's signature melodies and textures. The sound of Noble’s forthcoming third album, due out in early summer, is being hinted at with the release of its lead single Gamora along with a music video.
"Ben Noble's music is a sonic sanctuary" - CITY PAGES
"Instant chills" - SLEEPING BAG STUDIOS