Born in Germany and currently residing in Los Angeles, NoMBe’s (Noah Mcbeth) second single from his upcoming LP They Might’ve Even Loved Me, is a beautifully demonstrated piece of raw love.
Like the rest of us, the first time I was in love was the most pleasantly painful experience of my life. There was no point of reference for how to cope. When you are truly obsessed with another human, you are convinced that you have everything to offer to this significant one, but can only marinate in confusion over the fact that she (or he) just isn’t able to see it. You may want to die for this person, you may want to abandon everything. This may even seem plausible in that given moment because you simply can’t fathom life without them. This feeling evolves over time and I think love becomes more complex as we get older. Young Hearts is dedicated to that unadulterated feeling that we only get once. Raw, uncontrolled and unexpected.
NoMBe’s description of Young Hearts speaks about first love and the high we receive in the face of unquestioned danger. There’s something so unquestionable about someone’s intentions during first love that any thought during or after, is clouded over with euphoric blindness.
Young Hearts video depicts just that, with a bride running out on her wedding to escape the world with her first love. The pair ride away to the mountains, smoking, dancing, laughing, with no cares at all in that moment, as love becomes blinding, amplified by NoMBe’s gliding guitar riffs and glittery synth incisions. Amplified further by the growing intensity of NoMBe’s vocals, paired with pounding drums, the narrative reaches its high point, as waves of dream pop wash over in a transfixing state of jubilation.
But as anyone who has navigated through their first love will tell you, this high can’t last. The bride quickly realises that while the love for her first girlfriend is still strong, the pair can’t live in that moment forever. As Young Hearts reaches its end, drawing in upon a high of dream pop R’n’B rhythms; synths turn slack and relax in a peaceful return to normality, on this beautiful second track from NoMBe.