Ask your #MCM with Noah Derksen

This week we are crushing on Noah Derksen!

A native of Winnipeg,  MB, Noah actually spent the majority his  adult  life  in  Vancouver,  BC. This singer/songwriter describes his music as “contemplative  folk”, using his guitar and heartfelt lyrics to convey his thoughts, experiences, and emotions. His debut album Man that I am, released in early 2015, was an aural journey of self discovery, somewhat expected for the first works of a young musician.
His sophomore  album  In  Search  of  the  Way is a snapshot  of  Noah’s  musical  and  personal progression.  Characterized  by  a  longing  for  direction  and  purpose,  the  album weaves its way through matters emotional,  spiritual,  and  all  things  in  between. While the first album chronicled a journey of profound  self discovery,  In  Search  of  the  Way goes outside the self, asking “What  happens  next?” in a mission of contemplation.
In Search of the Way depicts a snapshot of my personal and musical progression. In this album I was blessed  to work with remarkable musicians, and greatly broaden my scope of musical understanding. Arranging an ensemble of cello, trumpet, piano, violin, percussion, and more was a wonderful challenge, and through it I was able to explore matters emotional, spiritual, and all things in between. Although the arrangement is still humble, this album emits a more “full”sound in comparison to my debut,”said Noah.
What is the first thing that you notice about a potential love interest?

Eye contact. If they can withstand my piercing gaze staring deep into their soul, we probably have similar interests.


What is your ideal first date?

A first date that involves adventures in the dark is perfect for me; anybody that can jump fences and climb rooftops very quickly becomes the person of my dreams.


What’s your instant deal breaker?

Smoking? Although I firmly stand behind the artistic merit of the occasional cigarette/cigar, chain-smoking tends to be a turn off for me. There’s a balance to be had here, for sure.


What is the best piece of romance advice you have ever received?

My grandfather once told me, “Noah, find a woman like your mother.” As a 15-year old boy, I was shocked and appalled at this prospect; I still haven’t quite recovered.


What’s the strangest thing someone has done to get your attention?

A slightly-beyond-casual amount of research on my personal details, including (but not limited to) birth weight, home address, car license plate number, and so on. I was quite flattered, to say the least.


If there was one piece of advice you could give to other men/women out there, what would it be?

Never wear a glove. And don’t take advice from me. (Is that a funny joke…?)


Nadia Elkharadly

Nadia Elkharadly

Nadia Elkharadly is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of Addicted Magazine. Her myriad of addictions include music, fashion, travel, technology, boxing and trying to make the world a better place. Nadia is also a feminist, an animal lover, and a neverending dreamer. Keep up with her on social media through @thenadiae.
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