Cedric Noel Debuts Video for New Single “Allies”

MonCedric Noel today shares “Allies”—a deeply affecting new single off his forthcoming LP Hang Time—alongside its equally powerful video, directed by Ali Vanderkruyk (Feist, Le Ren, Ducks Ltd.) . “Like many of the songs on the album, I wrote this one when I was pondering both the genuineness and strength of the allyship in my life, and how it intertwines with trust,” says Noel. “Repeating the words ‘are you on my side’ felt necessary…almost like a constant reminder.” The song finds Noel echoing this refrain as a trailing guitar solo interweaves with a Malcolm X soundbite, eventually engulfing the composition and leading to a cacophonous ending. Produced by Noel with engineer Steve Newton—and featuring contributions from Liam O’Neill (SUUNS), Ella Williams (Squirrel Flower), Brigitte Naggar (Common Holly), and more—Hang Time is set for release on November 12th, 2021, via Joyful Noise Recordings / Forward Music Group.