Noelle Toland~ Q&A!!!

• Hello Noelle, can you tell us all a little bit about yourself before you became a country musician?

I’ve always sang and wrote country songs. I grew up in a small town in Oregon, singing in choir and performing in musical theatre. I spent a summer studying voice at Berklee College of Music when I was 15 and went on to earn my B.A. in history and theatre arts at Loyola Marymount University. I recently relocated to Nashville two years ago to create the country music I’ve dreamt my whole life.

• What made you want a career in country music?

I’m from a small town in Oregon and I grew up listening to country radio. I always resonated with the stories country songs told and I fell in love with the voices of Trisha Yearwood, Faith Hill, Reba, and Shania Twain. I dreamed of one day singing songs just like them.

• Who are some OF your musical icons? 

Trisha Yearwood, Faith Hill, Reba, Shania Twain, Patsy Cline

• What is the background story behind your brand-new single “Limbo?”

The verses in LIMBO came to me first. I started writing a story about a girl who is frustrated in a relationship and wants some clarity. The word LIMBO came later in the writing process and it happened to fit perfectly – it rhymed with the word JOE that I had for the character I was writing about.

• What is your recording process like when making and creating new music?

I go in with the live band and record a scratch vocal first. Then I like to take my time listening back to the recording and find the emotional touchstones of the story, the ebbs and flows of what is happening in the song. Then I go in and make adjustments so that the emotion is there in every line.

• How would you describe your music in 3 to 5 words?

‘90s country with a little soul, a little rock n’ roll. 

• What are a few of your favorite venues to play live music at?

The Viper Room is the most iconic place I’ve ever played and I also love playing writers rounds at places like Commodore Grille and The Cambria in Nashville. 

• What is one of your favorite quotes?

Veni, Vidi, Vici

• Is there anything else you would like to share?

Keep an eye out for the music video for LIMBO – its coming out soon!!

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