“I’m just a Mississippi hippie with a dream,” states Maty Noyes. This seems like an understatement coming from a singer who started her career at heights most artists can only dream of: collaborating with Kygo on chart-topping single “Stay”, before touring the world with the DJ.
Reflecting on her sound, the 22-year-old tells me “it’s an evolution of everything I love. No song on my new album The Feeling’s Mutual is exactly like another, but it all still flows together.” She makes it seem effortless, but Noyes is certainly no stranger to hard work. Fuelled by faith in the universe and a spirit of adventure, at just 16 she moved to Nashville with hopes of making it in the industry — an experience she says made her “fearless, independent and self-sufficient.”
A few weeks before we speak, Noyes released her latest single from the album, “Sunlight,” on which her soothing voice feels like a remedy for the strange times we’re living through. “It is my take on a simple pop love song,” she tells me, “about the raw essence of true love.” When pressed about her upcoming album, she assures me that we can expect something for everyone. “There’s a mix of genres that reflect everything I love about music,” she explains. “A lot of the album is based off electric guitar, bass and vocals. The project is dedicated to the three men I’ve been in love with, and the lessons I learned through them.”