Noak Hellsing, a 20-year-old from Stockholm, has made a big impact on the Swedish pop scene. He’s known for songs like “Lost” (2019), “Good Enough” (2020), and “No Love” (2020), which have collectively amassed over 28 million streams. Growing up in a musical household, Noah started playing the guitar at five years old, thanks to his father’s influence.
Noak notes, “I mainly write about things I have experienced, but also about things in my surroundings. I want my music to be recognizable, and that is the general starting point. For me, melodic language and sound are just as important as the lyrics. And when it comes to lyrics I tend to dig in relationships. Not necessarily romantic relationships but all kinds of relationships.”
He also says “Writing songs for me is sometimes just a pure expression of my passion for music. Other times it’s more of a therapy session. I vent various feelings and experiences I have – or topics that are close to my heart. Then I turn them into pop songs that hopefully many others can relate to. The dream is that people all over the world will listen to my music and recognize themselves. That it will make life a little easier in the more difficult moments.”