EXCLUSIVE: Noah Schnacky Interview

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Stage Right Secrets caught up with Noah Schnacky to chat about his latest single, quarantine, and more. Read our exclusive Q&A, below.

Congrats on “Feels Like Love”! How did the song come about? 

To be honest the song kind of fell out of the sky.  I had this acoustic guitar lick and I brought it into a write, next thing you now we were almost finished with the first verse and chorus.  Some of my all-time favorite songs have come into fruition that way.

Do you have a lyric off of the track that stands out to you the most?

“Let’s run this town like the cops are behind us”.  I just love the way it makes me feel. It’s the idea of thoughtful recklessness and unhindered adventure. That’s what I hope my love story exemplifies.

Will there be a music video? What would you like to see in it? 

Of course I’d  hope to see a music video. Whenever I write a song,  I see the music video play out in my mind. This one definitely takes place out on the west coast, running the streets at night and the PCH. 

“Comeback” is a song most people can relate to and so eloquently phrased. It really caters to country and pop fans, what drew you to the genres initially? 

Country music chose me.  My dad played country music, my grandpa play some country music, so  it’s been in my blood for generations. I just wanted to put my own personality on top of it and this is what came out as a result.

Taking it back, what song or album made you fall in love with music? 

The first couple songs that really sold me on country music in particular were ‘Kiss a Girl‘ by Keith Urban and ‘Make Me Wanna’ by Thomas Rhett.  Those were the first country songs that I called “my” country music.  It wasn’t my dads anymore, I loved it because I connected with it personally and I wanted to be a part of doing that for others.

Has your taste and/or inspirations in music changed over the years?

Absolutely! I learn new things that I love in music every day.  I’ve always been a student of the top 50 charts and I’ve always gotten a kick out of trying to guess which songs are going to blow up next and why. I guess the game of it makes it fun.  I think the biggest thing I’ve learned from it all is that music that makes you really feel something are the songs that win most of the time.

We saw your cover of Harry Styles’ “Falling,” how do you go about approaching a cover while making it your own? 

My team at Big Machine said it best when we were talking about what makes my sound unique. It’s me.  At the end of the day, I have a totally different voice, personality, style, and history than someone like Harry Styles and it naturally makes my take on a song like “Falling” feel special.

Since most of the country was or is in quarantine, what do you do to pass the time? (New skills, cooking, binging shows, etc.)

I live in Florida so we’re out on the lake a ton! I’ve picked up a couple water sports like wake surfing and wakeboarding. I just love the water.

Did you find it easier or harder to be creative while at home? 

Soooo much easier. I truly enjoy being home with my set up in my room.  I wake up every morning and get right to creating.  It’s been so effective with reaching my fans on a deeper level than ever before.

What music have you been listening to recently? 

Lots of Jake Owen’s new album. Harry Styles last album is amazing.  I never get tired of listening to Brett Eldredge. 

What else can fans expect from you this year?

We’ve got the full EP finally coming really soon!! I’m beyond excited to share a body of work that I’m this proud of. This is YEARS in the making and I’m looking forward to finally getting it to my fans and most of all, seeing their response.

Jacklyn is the Editor In Chief of Stage Right Secrets. Jacklyn's photography and articles can also be found on The Recording Academy's GRAMMYPro, GRAMMYU, PopCrush, Taste of Country, among other outlets. Besides press Jacklyn is a "Jack of All Trades" working various jobs at local concerts and touring.