You might not be ready for the first foray into Noah McBeth’s discography…quite honestly, we don’t think anyone was prepared for this. Better known by the stage name NoMBe this Heidelberg, Germany-born, Los Angeles-based producer and singer just released his debut full-length in the form of an eighteen-track concept album. They Might’ve Loved Me sonically steers its heavily-produced head through soul, funk, rock, electronic and much more while lyrically analyzing McBeth’s relationship with the women in his life over the years, ranging from ex’s to his god-mother to Chaka Khan. Already endorsed and backed by producer extraordinaire Pharrell, NoMBe released They Might’ve Loved Me last Friday and is about to embark on a national tour starting next Saturday. That tour brings NoMBe to the Live Music Capital May 2nd at The Parish, but you can enjoy NoMBe’s fabulous music and feminist ethic with his album opener that highlights the ironic contradictions of masculinity – “Man Up”.
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