NOA talks collaborating with AB6IX's Jeon Woong, diving back to K-pop, and his upcoming singles

NOA talks collaborating with AB6IX's Jeon Woong, diving back to K-pop, and his upcoming singles

Life's too short to dwell on meaningless affairs. Whether it's a comment on social media or trying to make it to the end of your never-ending to-do list, NOA and AB6IX's Jeon Woong are reminding you to 'LET GO' and have a good time in their new bright-eyed collaborative single. 

'LET GO' comes as the Japanese singer-songwriter's latest offering, following his debut mini-album, Too Young last March. It precursors a series of releases NOA has planned for the year which include two new sonically diverse tracks. 

The new single also comes as the 'Taxi' act's dive back into K-pop, having started his musical journey as an idol trainee in Korea. NOA even reunited with his long-time friend and fellow trainee for six years, Woong, for the summer-themed single.

Introducing: Japanese artist NOA on his journey so far – from K-pop idol trainee to singer-songwriter

As we anticipate his upcoming singles, Bandwagon caught up with NOA to talk about his morning routine, debuting in a pandemic, and working on 'LET GO'.

Hi, NOA! What have you been up to these days?

Recently, I've been doing my morning routine, which walking for 30 minutes and exercising. I exercise in my house with workout videos on YouTube.

I’ve also been receiving a lot of heart touching messages after the release of my new single 'LET GO'. It makes me happy. I want to challenge other stuff besides music in future, please stay tuned for more updates.

You just released your first EP “Too Young” and held an online showcase. What was that experience like especially since you debuted during the pandemic?

Since I debuted during the pandemic, I was sad that I couldn't meet my fans. But when I look back, I realised I still have a lot of precious experiences, like the music video for 'TAXI' was unique and contain a lot of positive messages. It was created because it was of the pandemic.

I'm very happy that I got to meet my fans and have a conversation with them at the online fan meetings, but it’s not enough, I hope to see my fans face-to-face soon.

You're diving back into K-pop world with the release of your collaboration with AB6IX's Jeon Woong. How did that collaboration come about?

This whole project was really like dream has come true, we always talked about doing a collaboration since we debuted. 

While I was writing 'LET GO', I thought Woong’s voice would match this song so I offered it to him right away. He was really excited and I was happy that he gave me a call right away after listening to the demo and said this song is so good. I hope I could collaborate with him again in the future!

You have two more singles coming up later this year. What can we look forward to about your upcoming songs?

I’m sure that I can show a new side of me in my next single 'Don’t Waste My Time'. This R&B song is based on a manly man, the message is that 'I can make your dreams come true if you stay by my side'. Also, the beat has a wild vibe. Everything seems to show a new side of me so I can’t wait to see how my fans will react! 

The third single is called 'Highway', it's an exhilarating pop song. I hope this song would give energy to everyone. The lyrics start with you preparing to go out and the main theme of the song is 'let’s speed up like the highway even though you are in rough times'. I hope this song would make you feel happy and give you the push you need.

Listen to 'LET GO' by NOA and AB6IX's Jeon Woong here.