Lowell, In a singular name comes one of the most fearless, commanding and multi-talented artists Canada is lucky enough to lay claim to. Her name stems from the French origin of the word ‘wolf’ so it is unsurprising to learn of her survival. On February 25, 2014, Lowell will release her new five-track EP, “I Killed Sara V.” on Arts & Crafts. A full-length album is coming later this year.
Writing each song to empower herself as much as her listeners, and as Cloud 69 opens “like dynamite,” Lowell openly talks about sexual abuse, rape, abortion, and women’s rights. She boldly addresses the lack of LGBTQ rights in our society, as well the ignorance about (and simultaneous obsession with) homosexuality. However, there’s no grandstanding here – far from it. Lowell’s brand of pop may convey the urgency of her subject matter, but her melodieskeep songs accessible and fun. Turns out you can still dance while confronting social norms; you can still have fun while defending equality. And Lowell’s stream of musical optimism makes it possible.
After earning the attention of Swedish producer Martin Terefe (KT Tunstall, James Blunt, Jason Mraz), Sacha Skarbek (Lana Del Rey, Adele, Miley Cyrus), James Bryan (Nelly Furtado, The Philosopher Kings), and Paul Herman (Dido), Lowell was invited to Kensaltown Studios in London, UK to write. That fuelled the work found on “I Killed Sara V.”
It was through these U.K. ties with Terefe that Lowell then joined up with his Apparatjik collective also comprised of Magne Furuholmen (A-ha), Guy Berryman (Coldplay), Jonas Bjerre (Mew). The group collaborated to support her creation of the mini-album “If You Can Solve This Jumble,” and Lowell joined the group onstage to headline the Roskilde Festival in 2012.
Lowell will play in Toronto on both January 23 at The Drake on March 2 at The Garrison with a NY play set for February, all details are noted below. Further dates, and moreinformation on Lowell, will follow soon.
January 23, 2014 @ The Drake, Toronto, ON (w/Trust and The Darcys – Red Bull Sound Select)
February 13, 2014 @ Mercury Lounge, New York City, NY
March 2, 2014 @ The Garrison Toronto, ON (w/ Cayucas)
LOWELL – “I KILLED SARA V.” TRACK LIST
1. Cloud 69
3. The Bells
3. Palm Trees
4. I Killed Sara V.