The single comes from 18-year-old Noah Gudgeon, who readers may remember as our talented RTL intern in late 2019.
'ARQUE' is the songwriter-producer project Noah Gudgeon, who is currently studying art at Lycée Classique Diekirch. Starting out as an electronic dance music producer in 2015, he is now focusing on writing alternative indie-pop singles.
'Shy Boy' is the young musician's latest release, which he wrote, performed, recorded, mixed and mastered independently in his bedroom. The production is spotless, however - not an easy task for a home-made jewel.
Noah explains: 'There's a definite 80s vibe going on, but there's some early 2000s pop-punk and 90s Britpop influences in there, while the vocal-chops and the very danceable instrumentals provide that more modern sound.'
The video was made in collaboration with Noah's childhood friend, Ben Kugener, a graphic designer and music video creator – and filmed in the latter's garage.
'It's all very home-made, but we both have the necessary experience and gear to get pretty decent results.'
Of the future, Noah is uncertain. He hopes he can juggle his passion with his last year of secondary school without his music-making taking a toll on his school results. After that, who knows.
'I've been thinking for a while about starting a band. Hopefully I meet some people at University who share the same enthusiasms as me. If that doesn't work out, I'll definitely try and figure out a way of sustaining myself by doing what I love most – making music.'
The future is bright for this young lad.
See some of Noah's articles for our site below: