‘Not Good Enough’ is the incredible latest release from Israeli-born, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Noam Wolf. Honest, unfiltered, and downright brave, the talented musician deals with being a perfectionist, and all of the negative aspects that come with that. Ultimately though, ‘Not Good Enough’ serves as a liberation of sorts for Wolf, and finds her confronting those feelings head-on. As for the tune itself, it’s a beautiful blend of soft, soulful, indie-rock, with delicate, graceful piano pieces scattered throughout. It effortlessly builds itself up to an eventual crescendo, and Wolf just completely lets loose for the last minute – pure magic! The artist says that she had the track mixed and mastered five years ago, but kept telling herself that, “it’s not good enough to be heard by people.” We at Indie Top 39 could not disagree more, and are so thankful that she finally decided to share it with the world!
Honest and brave, ‘Not Good Enough’ is a cracking tune that has seriously caught our attention. INDIE TOP 39
What does the song mean to you?
I wrote this song in a very low and dark place. I felt like I’m never good enough. In relationships, at work, as a person… It’s been a few years since then, and even though I don’t necessarily feel that about myself, I still feel it about my music sometimes. It’s hard not to compare yourself, and wish you had released more music, performed more, and just been more courageous. This song turned into a reminder for myself – that perfectionism is hurting me in the long run, and that I need to let my art be heard and be out there, without overthinking it too much. If it’s good enough in my own eyes – it’s good enough. Period.
Who do you hope the song resonates with the most?
With another person who always feels like they’re not good enough and needs that pick me up. The end of the song has quite a different feel to it, like I’m letting loose of all that’s in me, so when listening from the beginning to the end, I hope one would feel a little more hopeful, a little more empowered, and less scared.
When did you realise that music is what you wanted to do?
When I was four years old and my mom brought me to my first audition. I went on the stage and I heard myself singing and saw the people’s reaction, and I had a feeling like “this is something I like and I’m good at”. Later on, as a few of my family members were performers, I would always find myself sitting in the crowd and dreaming it was me up there on the stage. I think the fact that I keep choosing music again and again, like it’s out of my hands – says it all. Music chose me a a long time ago, and I didn’t really have a choice 🙂
What does success mean to you?
Success can appear in so many colors! It can be in maintaining a healthy and loving relationship long term, choosing to surround myself with others who make me feel good about myself and make me a better person, being supportive and being there for my family, treating my body well, and so many other ways. In the music world, success would be to always make a living off music, being able to create more and more, and for others to feel touched or inspired by my music.
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