Noah Gundersen – ‘Robin Williams’

Noah Gundersen Robin Williams stream

Seattle-based singer-songwriter Noah Gundersen has announced details of new album ‘Lover’ (out on 23 August via Cooking Vinyl – pre-order HERE) and shared the video for emotional new single ‘Robin Williams’.

Written after watching a Robin Williams documentary and being inspired by the much-missed actor and comedian’s spirit and enormous talent, it’s a song that sums up how ‘Art is both everything and nothing. Living is the same’. In hushed tones and with an intimate yet dreamy soundscape, Noah tries to offer balanced advice amidst pangs of self-doubt that recall Elliott Smith: ‘It’s OK if you get anxious, just please don’t call the cops. There’s a couple things I’m sure of and a whole lot more I’m not’.

He then references Robin himself in a poignant observation about mortality: ‘But when I think of Robin Williams at the end of his rope It makes no difference what you’re making, the reaper makes the final joke’. As Noah attempts to make his way through the darkness by throwing himself into his art, he prays someone will hear him on the radio before then correcting himself with the final line: ‘And who the hell are we fooling? No one buys records any more…’

Catch Noah Gundersen on the following North American tour dates:
SEPTEMBER
19 – Bellingham, WA – Wild Buffalo
22 – Spokane, WA – Lucky You Lounge
24 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
26 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room
27 – Denver, CO – Bluebird
28 – Fort Collins, CO – Washingtons
30 – Kansas City, MO – Recordbar
OCTOBER
1 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
2 – Milwaukee, WI – Colectivo
4 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
5 – Indianapolis, IN  – Hi-Fi
6 – Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar
8 – Detroit, MI – El Club
9 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
11 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
12 – Boston, MA – Sinclair
14 – Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
15 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
16 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
17 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of Williamsburg
19 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
20 – Richmond, VA – Broadberry
22 – Raleigh, NC – Cat’s Cradle
23 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
25 – Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle
26 – Nashville, TN – Basement East
27 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
28 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn
30 – Houston, TX – Heights
NOVEMBER
1 – Austin, TX – Antone’s
2 – Dallas, TX – Kessler
3 – Waco, TX – Common Grounds
6 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
7 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram
8 – San Luis Obispo, CA – The Siren
9 – San Francisco, CA – Independent
11 – Bend, OR – Volcanic
12 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
15 – Vancouver, BC – Hollywood
16 – Seattle, WA – Showbox

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