Toronto-based producer, singer, and songwriter Patrick Fiore is Noble Oak. He makes sweeping, expansive backdrops and floats his gauzy tenor over them beautifully. His latest single is “Careless.” Sustained synths open, before a slick syncopated drum pattern, shimmering sweeps, intricate percussion and classical piano chords come in to envelope Fiore’s voice. He sings in pretty, elongated melodies about how careless his partner can be with his heart with lines like: “You come alive at night/ It’s the only time/ I get an honest answer of out you.” His frustration comes through to create a great tension with the soft, glimmering aesthetic. Listen.
“Careless” is out 7/29 via Manimal.