Play Human

by Noah Hoffeld

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The new album from cellist turned rocker Noah Hoffeld.Play Human is the debut LP from Noah Hoffeld. Produced by Hoffeld and mixed by legendary producer Mark Plati (Bowie, The Cure, Philip Glass), Play Human contains 11 new tracks, ranging from powerful love songs to rollicking cello-rock tunes. Throughout the album Noah brings home a passionate message of peace, caring for the planet and for each other.

"On his new LP, Noah Hoffeld brings the best of classical music and modern rock to bear to gorgeous effect. We have the premiere of Play Human, and it's a record that defies simple categorization though familiar sonic touchstones are there for those willing to dive into the rich textures of the record. There's a little bit of David Bowie's 'Berlin' Trilogy (particularly Low) in the sweeping, cinematic use of strings as a counterpoint to the wall of sound production (though I use that phrase in an intentionally minimalist sense). There are hints of the avant-garde 70s rock of Electric Light Orchestra in the twisting and churning of Hoffeld's vocal melodies. Hoffeld utilizes modern production flourishes to create a rich sonic soundscape to lose yourself in."
-Baeble Music

"Play Human is a masterfully executed work of art."
-Music Existence

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released 05 August 2015

Dave Burnett drums
Megan Weeder Gould violin
Karen Waltuch viola
Hideaki Amori clarinet
Noah Hoffeld pretty much everything else
Mark Plati, mixes
Tom Durack mastering

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Noah Hoffeld New York, New York

Noah Hoffeld's songs deliver his message that Now is the best time for us to tune into who we are. Noah plays cello for the likes of Renee Fleming, Philip Glass, Bebel Gilberto, and Brad Mehldau, records for films like The Skeleton Twins and an upcoming HBO miniseries. He's attached as composer to 2 indie films He produces other artists and recently became an endorsed artist of Moog synthesizers ... more

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Track Name: Play Human
Said you wanna
build a brighter day
heard you wanna
live another way
and you say that
youre tired of this way
you say you wanna
build a brighter day

why dont we all play human
for a change
loving eachother shouldnt be outta range
and carrying for your brother’s not strange
so why dont we all play human

said you want a
take care of this world
care for all this world
and you say that you feel for this world
feed all the world
and now you say that
you cant sleep at night
lost your delight
and you complain
when you turn off the light
you feel all their plight

why dont we all play human
for a change
loving eachother shouldnt be outta range
and carrying for your brother’s not strange
so why dont we all play human

so now you can see
its all up to you
what you gonna do
i heard you gonna
go build that brighter day
guild a brighter way
its so easy theres nothing left to say
youre just gonna go out
and find another way
love is here to stay

yeah love is here to stay
find another way
find another way
i see a golden day
find the bricks to play
pavin our golden way
love is here to stay
Track Name: Hello Silverbird
Hello Silverbird! ! ! ! ! ! copyright 2013 Noah Hoffeld
Hello Silverbird
aint it strange to find out
just how much you’ve changed
Over the years
you found out
what its like to shed some tears
Good ol george
couldnt hold you any longer
by your little hand
so you left the band
now youre walkin away
from the tried and true day
when you found yourself
a red white and blue way
Your life is no fun when
youre not making trouble
better by far when youre out
making trouble
you hit em real hard hope it works out ok
good to know you were still playing a part
hello silverbird
whats the use of starring in the daily news
out all night getting tight
in the folds of page six
all your filthy tricks
now it takes a lot of nerve to fuck up good
but you done it all the way the way you should
Your life is no fun when
youre not making trouble
better by far when youre out
making trouble
you hit em real hard hope it works out ok
good to know you were still playing a part
Its never to late to make a new start
oh darling you’ll always be close so close to my heart
Track Name: Stop Slow Down
Scream from on high
I will not die
Until I’ve lived my
Dream of this world
from what I’ve heard
It turns out well in the end

So stop slow down
Remember who you are
Dream your heart
Right from the start

We came to be totally free
Exactly who we are
Spread yourself thin spreading love
Over everything

Stop slow down
Remember who you are
Dream your heart
Right from the start

When we have all
Unwrapped this tight knit ball
Revealed our soul
Then the tide will fall

So stop slow down
Remember who you are
Dream your heart
Right from the start

Dream your heart
Right from the start
Track Name: A Woman and a Man
She says she’ll love you for the
rest of time youre both alive
smiles as she says so
You go out for a little while
you both feel so alive you know
insatiable

A woman and a man

You say that you believe
that shes the kind youd
never leave irresistable
But something in your chemistry
or maybe through your history
Things just get hard

A woman and a man
A woman and a man


And I just wanna be the guy
that you run to every time
and you just wanna be the girl
thatll make things turn out right
Between a woman and a man

So take me to that heaven above
where we’ll eternally fall in love
what a scene
And I will love you like you never
ever thought was possible
or ever dreamed

A woman and a man
A woman and a man

And I just wanna be the guy
that you run to every time
and you just wanna be the girl
thatll make things turn out right
Between a woman and a man
Track Name: Same Old Song
I am the kid who lived with the stereo on
I’m the kid who lived life for a song
music for me was a place where I could feel free
in it lived a boy i knew how to be

To keep me warm gimme shelter from the storm
I’d just keep my stereo on
and there’s something real that Id feel when I turn it on
Let it play on and on and on

Now I got my stereo
and I’m playin it late at night
My every cell super filled with light
Its all right

I like the music I grew up on baby
I don’t care if you say it aint cool no more
when I’m alone I groove around my room
That’s when I feel so good so good so good

Reintro

Now that I’m grown I still love the same old song
When I play that one theres nothing wrong
And I like how I feel when I fall in a groove for so long
Let it roll on and on and on


Now I got my phonograph
listen to my records all day long
all them fat tunes with a scratch
sound so rad

I like the music I grew up on baby
No I don’t care if you say it aint cool no more
when I’m alone I dance around my room
That’s when I feel so good so good so good

I like the music i grew up on baby yes I like to listen to it
when I’m alone in my room I get down to those tunes
I used to boogie to
I like the music i grew up on baby yes I like to listen to it
Turn the radio on
Track Name: Prayer for the World
This is my prayer for the world
Track Name: In My Heart
we are the ones we should care for
we brought us from the storm
i brought you in baby
youre the one
who brought me in
now were livin in
the harbor of
the shelter of
eachothers arms

I never thought that I could be a part
of a place where nothing really goes wrong
i never thought that i could play a part
in something real
where I could feel
something real
in my heart

Is there anyone out there who plays
whos playing a game
who spends his life in a cage
or some kinda pain
well step right up to the stage
or turn up the gain
I’ll share with you the same love
thats in my heart

I’m gonna take you out tonight
no matters whats goin on
I gotta feel you next to me
that ecstasy you give to me
so easily
in my heart
and when its all over well come home
and well tuck eachother in
at the end of the day well give thanks
to you and me
for one can see
so easily
its you and me
in my heart