Noah Kahan releases ‘Stick Season (Forever)’

The collection features new collaborations with Brandi Carlile & Gregory Alan Isakov

Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum singer and songwriter Noah Kahan reveals the long-awaited final release of the Stick Season series titled Stick Season (Forever), out now via Mercury Records/Republic Records. The 30-track collection includes his new highly anticipated single “Forever” and two new collaborations, “You’re Gonna Go Far” with Brandi Carlile and “Paul Revere” with Gregory Alan Isakov. These three new songs join 21 previously released tracks from 2022’s platinum-certified Stick Season and its 2023 follow-up Stick Season (We’ll All Be Here Forever), as well as critically acclaimed collaborations with Post Malone, Kacey Musgraves, Hozier, Sam Fender, Gracie Abrams, and Lizzy McAlpine.

“I am excited and kind of sad to be releasing ‘Forever,’ alongside these two dream collaborations with Brandi Carlile and Gregory Alan Isakov. Firstly, I’m grateful and beyond proud to be sharing these two songs with artists that have soundtracked my entire life. Gregory and Brandi have written songs that have carried me through pain, loneliness, dramatic life changes, and the entirety of my career. I am so honored to have them on this final re-release,” Kahan says.

He continues, “Forever is a long time. This album cycle has felt like forever, and I’ve loved every second of it. I have loved living in this world. I have never felt more comfortable in my own skin, more proud of what I was representing in my songwriting, and more vindicated by the response to a record that was really an extension of my soul. When I sat down to write ‘Forever’ with Gabe Simon, I didn’t know I would be sealing off the album with it. I thought it might just be a nice standalone single, but as I listened to the story, I realized I was writing about perspective. The idea that a place can remain the exact same physically but becomes totally different as our lives and our experiences change. The word ‘forever’ used to terrify me. I hate finality, there is too much uncertainty and boredom affiliated with ‘the rest of time.’ Now though, I’ve found forever to mean there is limitless possibility. There is so much joy in the world, waiting to be found. That is something that Stick Season has shown me, that this year has shown me. Sometimes it just takes a change in perspective.

“I hope you enjoy these songs, I hope they continue to find you in the times you most need them, like they did for me. I do not know what is next, but I’m glad I get forever to find it.”

Stick Season (Forever) arrives following Kahan’s star-turning presence during this year’s Grammy Week in Los Angeles. First, he accepted the Rising Star Award during NMPA and Billboard’s Songwriter Awards, where he performed acoustic versions of his double platinum breakout hit “Stick Season” and fan favorite “Growing Sideways.” He also presented Republic Records with the Label of The Year Award at Billboard’s Power 100 Party. Not to mention, he performed an explosive, five-song set at Spotify’s Best New Artist Party and debuted “Everywhere, Everything” with Gracie Abrams live for the very first time. He also performed electrifying renditions of “Stick Season” and “Dial Drunk” with the iconic Rickey Minor Band at Clive Davis’ Annual Pre-Grammy Gala. Lastly, on Sunday night to both fans and the internet’s excitement, he attended the Grammy Awards with his mom, Lauri, as his date to celebrate his first-ever nomination.

As he brings his We’ll All Be Here Forever World Tour to the UK and Europe, Kahan reaches new charting peaks and success across the globe. He’s now reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Songwriters chart, a first in his career. This week, Stick Season remains in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart, and the title track continues to near the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, hitting a new peak of No. 12. It is currently Top 20 at Top 40 radio, hot AC radio, and alternative radio and Top 25 at AAA radio. Not to mention, “Northern Attitude” with Hozier is No. 1 at AAA Radio for the fifth consecutive week. In the UK, “Stick Season” remains the No. 1 single on the Official Singles Charts for the sixth consecutive week after peaking at No. 1 on the National Airplay Charts, while Stick Season climbed to No. 2 on the Official Albums chart. “Homesick” with Sam Fender also debuted at No. 5 on the UK Official Singles charts last week, making two of Kahan’s songs UK Top 10 hits. In Australia, “Stick Season” peaked at No. 1 on the ARIA Singles chart this week. In addition, the album is No. 1 in Canada for a second week, where it’s also certified double platinum. The single has peaked at No. 1 on the Ireland Official Singles chart for eleven weeks and No. 1 on the Ireland Airplay chart for two consecutive (where the album also peaked at No. 1 for five weeks) and the Netherlands Official Singles charts for five consecutive weeks.

This weekend, Kahan makes his highly-anticipated debut on Austin City Limits on PBS. Following its broadcast premiere, it will be available to stream online or the PBS app. His set list includes “All My Love,” “Northern Attitude,” “Dial Drunk,” “Stick Season,” and “Homesick.”

Buddy Iahn
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