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Noah Gundersen Switches Up His Folk Sound On ‘White Noise’

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<p>(Photo: CPR / Bruce Trujillo)</p>
<p>Noah Gundersen</p>

Noah Gundersen released his third album, "White Noise," last September. It marks a shift in the Seattle singer-songwriter's folk music. Gundersen brings in a backing band on several songs to give the record a fuller, uplifting rock sound -- though he includes some plaintive piano ballads as well.

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Gundersen visited the CPR Performance Studio accompanied by his sister Abby on violin. He played stripped-down versions of two songs from "White Noise" along with a new B-side. He also spoke with Jeremy Petersen about the decision to retool his sound, reconnecting with his siblings by playing music together and learning to embrace his early musical output.

Stream the session and watch Noah Gundersen perform "The Sound" above. Watch more videos on our YouTube channel.

Songs performed:

  • "Bad Desire"
  • "The Sound"
  • "California"