Norway’s rising star Whammyboy is rapidly becoming a transcontinental music sensation, captivating audiences with a series of hit singles that fuse contemporary EDM-pop with nostalgic nods to the past.
Following a string of successful singles in Norway, earning the coveted title of Tune of the Week on Jack Saunders’ BBC Radio 1 Future Artists show among other attributes, Whammyboy’s popularity is growing rapidly, bolstered by his recent performances at iconic venues like London’s Old Blue Last and appearances at esteemed events such as the Nordic Nights showcase and The Great Escape festival in Brighton.
Now back with the new single ‘Chop It’, Whammyboy’s infectiously intense musical approach continues. Seamlessly blending EDM-pop sensibilities with pulsating beats and immersive production, although polished and modern, the solo artists sound is also deeply rooted in a sense of nostalgia and yearning. He pays homage to his childhood musical influences, drawing inspiration from artists like Eiffel 65, Alice Deejay, and Tiesto. The result is a unique sonic landscape that resonates with both contemporary and EDM lovers.
‘Chop It’ exemplifies this fusion of the old and new, transporting listeners on a journey through space-infused melodies and modern pop rhythms. Described as a ‘Space Pop-Bop’ the single offers infectious ear-worm melodies over an intense, high octane EDM backdrop, encapsulating Whammyboy’s signature sound.
Speaking about the track, he explains: “It’s called that basically because I’m chopping some sounds…it’s very literal,” explains Noah. “The technique was inspired by Daft Punk, production-wise. But then it turned into something else, thanks to the offbeat bass from my childhood again. It really has me in its grip! With the lyrics, they’re very kind of vague, expressionistic kind of lyrics.”