Lowly HifalutinNew release

Hifalutin

Lowly

Released on April 12, 2019 by Bella Union

Main artist: Lowly

Genre: Pop/Rock > Rock > Alternative & Indie

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On their ambitious debut album, Heba, Lowly hinted that their music didn't live up -- or rather, down -- to their name. They confirm these suspicions on Hifalutin, a follow-up that's as big a leap from Heba as that album was from the band's early EPs. Several of the album's songs were written for a concert Lowly performed at Copenhagen's Brønshøj Water Tower, a venue with so much reverb that the band had to streamline their approach. They also recorded Hifalutin in a 150-square-meter warehouse, a setting that added an expansiveness that allows Lowly's moods and sounds to reach their full trajectories. The album begins with one of its most widescreen moments: "Go for a Walk" provides a dramatic entrance into Hifalutin, with sweeping harp, strings, and synths that sound like an invitation to take a stroll to another world; when Soffie Viemose switches from her throaty alto to upper register, it only makes the track more astonishing. Fortunately, Lowly haven't sacrificed any of their music's warmth for moments of wonder like this. If anything, they're even more skilled at showcasing the intimacy within their ever-expanding songs. On "In the Hearts," they unite fragments of everyday life and shards of electro-pop into a poignant portrait of universal emotional connections, while "Baglaens" cocoons Nanna Schannong's fragile vocals with glassy layers of synths and guitar. Though Hifalutin presents a more cohesive version of Lowly's music, it's far from predictable -- this band is too restless to settle into just one style or emotion for the course of an entire album. "Staples," which gives a shiny synth pop gloss to the indie pop Lowly pursued early on, is a welcome reminder that they haven't put aside their flair for melodies as they expand their scope. Likewise, "12:36" harks back to Heba's contemplative yet catchy songwriting. Elsewhere, the band stakes out new territory that ranges from the piano balladry of "Delicate Delegates" to the spoken-word interlude "ii." The only way that Lowly lives up to their name is their humility to push themselves to give more to their listeners -- something they do exceptionally well on Hifalutin. ~ Heather Phares
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Album : 1 disk - 14 tracks Total length : 00:52:49

  1. 1 go for a walk

    Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Anders Boll, Producer, Mixer - Thomas Lund, Composer, Lyricist - Soffie Viemose, Composer, Lyricist - Lowly, Producer, Artist, MainArtist - Kasper Staub, Composer, Lyricist - Nanna Schannong, Composer, Lyricist - Steffen Lundtoft, Composer, Lyricist Copyright : 2019 Bella Union 2019 Bella Union

  2. 2 stephen

    Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Anders Boll, Producer, Mixer - Thomas Lund, Composer, Lyricist - Soffie Viemose, Composer, Lyricist - Lowly, Producer, Artist, MainArtist - Kasper Staub, Composer, Lyricist - Nanna Schannong, Composer, Lyricist - Steffen Lundtoft, Composer, Lyricist Copyright : 2019 Bella Union 2019 Bella Union

  3. 3 baglaens

    Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Anders Boll, Producer, Mixer - Thomas Lund, Composer, Lyricist - Soffie Viemose, Composer, Lyricist - Lowly, Producer, Artist, MainArtist - Kasper Staub, Composer, Lyricist - Nanna Schannong, Composer, Lyricist - Steffen Lundtoft, Composer, Lyricist Copyright : 2019 Bella Union 2019 Bella Union

  4. 4 staples

    Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Anders Boll, Producer, Mixer - Thomas Lund, Composer, Lyricist - Soffie Viemose, Composer, Lyricist - Lowly, Producer, Artist, MainArtist - Kasper Staub, Composer, Lyricist - Nanna Schannong, Composer, Lyricist - Steffen Lundtoft, Composer, Lyricist Copyright : 2019 Bella Union 2019 Bella Union

  5. 5 i

    Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Anders Boll, Producer, Mixer - Thomas Lund, Composer, Lyricist - Soffie Viemose, Composer, Lyricist - Lowly, Producer, Artist, MainArtist - Kasper Staub, Composer, Lyricist - Nanna Schannong, Composer, Lyricist - Steffen Lundtoft, Composer, Lyricist Copyright : 2019 Bella Union 2019 Bella Union

  6. 6 in the hearts

    Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Anders Boll, Producer, Mixer - Thomas Lund, Composer, Lyricist - Soffie Viemose, Composer, Lyricist - Lowly, Producer, Artist, MainArtist - Kasper Staub, Composer, Lyricist - Nanna Schannong, Composer, Lyricist - Steffen Lundtoft, Composer, Lyricist Copyright : 2019 Bella Union 2019 Bella Union

  7. 7 out beyond

    Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Anders Boll, Producer, Mixer - Thomas Lund, Composer, Lyricist - Soffie Viemose, Composer, Lyricist - Lowly, Producer, Artist, MainArtist - Kasper Staub, Composer, Lyricist - Nanna Schannong, Composer, Lyricist - Steffen Lundtoft, Composer, Lyricist Copyright : 2019 Bella Union 2019 Bella Union

  8. 8 children

    Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Anders Boll, Producer, Mixer - Thomas Lund, Composer, Lyricist - Soffie Viemose, Composer, Lyricist - Lowly, Producer, Artist, MainArtist - Kasper Staub, Composer, Lyricist - Nanna Schannong, Composer, Lyricist - Steffen Lundtoft, Composer, Lyricist Copyright : 2019 Bella Union 2019 Bella Union

  9. 9 ii

    Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Anders Boll, Producer, Mixer - Thomas Lund, Composer, Lyricist - Soffie Viemose, Composer, Lyricist - Lowly, Producer, Artist, MainArtist - Kasper Staub, Composer, Lyricist - Nanna Schannong, Composer, Lyricist - Steffen Lundtoft, Composer, Lyricist Copyright : 2019 Bella Union 2019 Bella Union

  10. 10 delicate delegates

    Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Anders Boll, Producer, Mixer - Thomas Lund, Composer, Lyricist - Soffie Viemose, Composer, Lyricist - Lowly, Producer, Artist, MainArtist - Kasper Staub, Composer, Lyricist - Nanna Schannong, Composer, Lyricist - Steffen Lundtoft, Composer, Lyricist Copyright : 2019 Bella Union 2019 Bella Union

  11. 11 selver

    Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Anders Boll, Producer, Mixer - Thomas Lund, Composer, Lyricist - Soffie Viemose, Composer, Lyricist - Lowly, Producer, Artist, MainArtist - Kasper Staub, Composer, Lyricist - Nanna Schannong, Composer, Lyricist - Steffen Lundtoft, Composer, Lyricist Copyright : 2019 Bella Union 2019 Bella Union

  12. 12 12:36

    Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Anders Boll, Producer, Mixer - Thomas Lund, Composer, Lyricist - Soffie Viemose, Composer, Lyricist - Lowly, Producer, Artist, MainArtist - Kasper Staub, Composer, Lyricist - Nanna Schannong, Composer, Lyricist - Steffen Lundtoft, Composer, Lyricist Copyright : 2019 Bella Union 2019 Bella Union

  13. 13 iii

    Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Anders Boll, Producer, Mixer - Thomas Lund, Composer, Lyricist - Soffie Viemose, Composer, Lyricist - Lowly, Producer, Artist, MainArtist - Kasper Staub, Composer, Lyricist - Nanna Schannong, Composer, Lyricist - Steffen Lundtoft, Composer, Lyricist Copyright : 2019 Bella Union 2019 Bella Union

  14. 14 wonder

    Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Anders Boll, Producer, Mixer - Thomas Lund, Composer, Lyricist - Soffie Viemose, Composer, Lyricist - Lowly, Producer, Artist, MainArtist - Kasper Staub, Composer, Lyricist - Nanna Schannong, Composer, Lyricist - Steffen Lundtoft, Composer, Lyricist Copyright : 2019 Bella Union 2019 Bella Union

  • Album description
  • On their ambitious debut album, Heba, Lowly hinted that their music didn't live up -- or rather, down -- to their name. They confirm these suspicions on Hifalutin, a follow-up that's as big a leap from Heba as that album was from the band's early EPs. Several of the album's songs were written for a concert Lowly performed at Copenhagen's Brønshøj Water Tower, a venue with so much reverb that the band had to streamline their approach. They also recorded Hifalutin in a 150-square-meter warehouse, a setting that added an expansiveness that allows Lowly's moods and sounds to reach their full trajectories. The album begins with one of its most widescreen moments: "Go for a Walk" provides a dramatic entrance into Hifalutin, with sweeping harp, strings, and synths that sound like an invitation to take a stroll to another world; when Soffie Viemose switches from her throaty alto to upper register, it only makes the track more astonishing. Fortunately, Lowly haven't sacrificed any of their music's warmth for moments of wonder like this. If anything, they're even more skilled at showcasing the intimacy within their ever-expanding songs. On "In the Hearts," they unite fragments of everyday life and shards of electro-pop into a poignant portrait of universal emotional connections, while "Baglaens" cocoons Nanna Schannong's fragile vocals with glassy layers of synths and guitar. Though Hifalutin presents a more cohesive version of Lowly's music, it's far from predictable -- this band is too restless to settle into just one style or emotion for the course of an entire album. "Staples," which gives a shiny synth pop gloss to the indie pop Lowly pursued early on, is a welcome reminder that they haven't put aside their flair for melodies as they expand their scope. Likewise, "12:36" harks back to Heba's contemplative yet catchy songwriting. Elsewhere, the band stakes out new territory that ranges from the piano balladry of "Delicate Delegates" to the spoken-word interlude "ii." The only way that Lowly lives up to their name is their humility to push themselves to give more to their listeners -- something they do exceptionally well on Hifalutin. ~ Heather Phares

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