“With you by my side, I know I’ll find a way”: Noble Oak Premieres His Enchanting & Uplifting Anthem “Your Favourite Place” Off New LP, ‘When It Finds You’

Noble Oak © Scott Wong
Noble Oak © Scott Wong
Epic and intimate, sweeping and stirring, Noble Oak’s hopeful new song “Your Favorite Place” is an enchanting ode to our emotional oases full of connection, comfort, catharsis.
Stream: “Your Favourite Place” – Noble Oak




Oh won’t you take me to your favourite place, down past the water where the world turns gray? With you by my side I know I’ll find a way…

Epic and intimate, sweeping and stirring, Noble Oak’s new song is an enchanting embrace of intimacy and connection. We all have people or places we turn to in our darkest moments of longing and need. “Your Favourite Place” is an ode to that emotional oasis, wherever we may find it: A radiant golden-hued serenade full of inner strength, compassion, and understanding, it’s the hopeful, uplifting soundtrack to our own catharsis.

Your Favourite Place - Noble Oak
Your Favourite Place – Noble Oak
Complain and complain and
All I ever do is complain and explain it
What I feel with all the pain and disdain and
What we deal with all the shame and the blame and…
Well it comes down to you when everything you do
Is measured against your servitude
And I knew what I had wasn’t perfect but it
Was true

Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering “Your Favourite Place,” the third single taken off Noble Oak’s forthcoming fourth album When It Finds You, set for release this July via Last Gang Records / MNRK.

It’s been two full years since Noble Oak’s last offering – 2021’s instrumental piano EP, Stories – and three years since his last commercial pop release, June 2020’s Horizon, which Exclaim! lauded for breathing “fresh air into the electronic dream pop world.” The musical moniker for Vancouver-based multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter Patrick Fiore, Noble Oak can always be trusted to dazzle the ears and sway the soul, and his new songs are no exception.

Noble Oak © Scott Wong
Noble Oak © Devon Scott Wong

He returned in a fever dream of heart and heat this February with “Tides Turn,” a wistful, dulcet daydream with a lush and tender glow. “Listening to Noble Oak’s new song feels like you’re bearing witness to a soul’s realignment,” Atwood Magazine wrote at the time, praising the song as a spiritual enchantment drenched in reverb and soaked in visceral emotion. “[Fiore’s] radiant tenor is a light and gentle beacon of sweetly soothing energy, putting into words this intangible experience we feel deep down inside.”

March’s follow-up “Anywhere But Here” kept the flames burning bright as Fiore explored an array of escapist emotions and anxiety through glistening pop melodies and “watercolour soundscapes,” as he calls them. A song about finding “somewhere that both serves as a comfort and a dream of a place we may never reach again,” “Anywhere But Here” became a sanctuary of its own for Noble Oak’s fans as they found in it an escape of their very own.

Noble Oak © Scott Wong
Noble Oak © Devon Scott Wong



“Your Favourite Place” is yet another epic eruption pouring out of Patrick Fiore’s inner sanctum. Arriving alongside When It Finds You‘s official announcement, Noble Oak’s latest is a smoldering seduction of intimacy, connection, comfort, and longing. A lush, cinematic production of radiant keys, glowing guitars, and pulsing drums creates an anthem of warmth and wonder, out of which Fiore’s golden vocals soar with resounding strength and conviction. He hits his high in the chorus, which serves as both musical and emotional climax:
Oh won’t you take me to your favourite place
Down past the water where the world turns gray
With you by my side I know I’ll find a way
Oh when I’m with you all my fears displace
I start believing everything’s okay
With you by my side I know i’ll find a way

Fiore describes “Your Favourite Place” as an analysis of our defense mechanisms and current working environment, with a call to the respite of a safer human world. “It’s about the desire to return to a place of comfort,” he tells Atwood Magazine. “You’re trying to find optimism in places you might not usually find it. For a long time, I was very optimistic, and I still am. Part of me is somewhat unchanged. However, there’s a realistic aspect of myself that’s emerged. It’s a balance.”

Noble Oak © Scott Wong
Noble Oak © Devon Scott Wong



This life (Hard to believe it, can’t you see it)
We try (Make believing, then they see that-)
Realize (What is real is not the reason)
You’re not right
Oh won’t you take me to your favourite place
Down past the water where the world turns gray
With you by my side I know I’ll find a way
Oh when I’m with you all my fears displace
I start believing everything’s okay
With you by my side I know i’ll find a way

“Your Favourite Place” and its themes are emblematic of Noble Oak’s forthcoming album as a whole, which sees the artist soaring higher and diving deeper into himself than ever before.

When It Finds You - Noble Oak
When It Finds You, Noble Oak’s new album, set for release July 7, 2023!

“Where does inspiration create its home? As our lives shift and sway over the years, so too does the nature of the inspiration that propels us,” Fiore says, in reference to When It Finds You. “Inspiration exists in permanent and endless capacities, but never in a fixed place; it arrives when it chooses and leaves the same way. We may be able to bring about its arrival, but its presence is momentary. We can embrace it and coax it to stay, and perhaps it will, for just a little longer. Yet it departs all too soon, only to return when it decides. This album is about the moments when you find it, or when it finds you.”

Well it comes down to you when everything you do
Is measured against your servitude
And I knew what I had wasn’t perfect but it
Was true

Your favorite place may be when you’re all alone. Your favorite place may be in a crowded room full of friends and loved ones. Your favorite place may be the city; your favorite place may be in the middle of nowhere. Your favorite place might be when you’re lost; it might be when you’re found. Noble Oak captures a slice of raw humanity in this song, delivering an anthem for all of us dreamers to embrace with our hearts and souls. Stream “Your Favorite Place” exclusively on Atwood Magazine!

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