"If I dont win the Polaris Prize, Im going to blow up the CN Tower. And thats being humble, Noah jokes. "No, no, Ive always thought that I have talent and wanted people to see it but Im comfortable because Ive made the statement I wanted to. I just hope people hear it because, if they do, they will like it.
Featuring producers, MCs, and indie rockers from home and abroad, Rock Paper Scissors is a gritty pop masterpiece. The eclectic styles and sounds suit Noah, whos as comfortable tackling scientific theories as he is childrens games, Pavement b-sides, or John Zorn in his awe-inspiring lyrics. "Its like my Sgt. Peppers and I wanted to really work with a lot of artists who Ive known or grew up with, he explains. "Newer artists too like Josh Martinez, Cadence Weapon I was really honoured to work with cats like that.
Often straddling a chasm between elitism and accessibility, Noah23 purposefully conjured something for everyone with Rock Paper Scissors. "I challenged myself to convey different ideas and emotions. I always do a free-form abstract thing and some of these songs are more thematic. Im poking fun at subcultures but thats the same audience I want to dig the album. I dont know Im like Marshall McLuhan meets Dr. Dre.