Noel Gourdin may be a new jack on the scene, but he is an old soul when it comes to music. The Brockton, Massachusetts born-and-bred singer has deep roots in the South, and he pays homage to this on his debut single, "The River." King of Comedy turned syndicated morning show host, Steve Harvey, took a strong liking to the song and that's when the fun started for Gourdin.
Christened as "Steve Harvey's Big Find" mere months ago, "The River" received national airplay, was featured in the film Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins and finally became a hit after first debuting some time in 2007. Far from an overnight success, Noel has been trying to make his mark for a while now and with his debut album After My Time hitting stores next Tuesday, his time is now.
I recently had an opportunity to chat with Noel about his newfound success, the goodness he has in store for us on his CD, and his plans for a long future in the recording industry. With a clever mix of soul and R&B on his new disc, I expect to hear good music coming from this talented young man for years to come.
Music from After My Time played during the interview: "The River" and "One Love.