Les Cooper is back with the second single from his upcoming album, Noise, set to be released on May 20th of this year.
The Greater Toronto Area-based producer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter penned “Noise,” the record’s title track, at a time when one of his friends was dealing with mental illness. It features Caroline Marie Brooks from Good Lovelies on vocals.
“This song came out of a feeling of helplessness as I recognized my instinct to shield and protect them but struggled with the reality that that wasn’t my role,” explains Cooper.
The jaunty piece of percussive indie rock/pop features string arrangements which Les wrote, inspired by the sounds of Saturday Night Fever, as the song’s narrator tries to talk someone down from a manic high:
It feels like the sky might fall down
Rest your chemical head
Turn the noise down