LISTEN: Low – ‘Days Like These’

Following the release of 2018’s critically acclaimed Double Negative, long-standing duo Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker – aka Low – have now announced their upcoming new album, their thirteenth in twenty seven years as a band. Taken from the album, they have now shared a stirring new single.

Flowing with the duo’s trademark sweeping harmonies and a heartfelt glistening emotion, ‘Days Like These‘ interweaves choral celestial tones with twinkling guitar melodies. Building with an anthemic splendour and impassioned majestic grace, it’s a beautifully bittersweet ode to hope and self-realisation.

Watch the poignant new video for ‘Days Like These’ here:

Hey What, the upcoming new album from Low, is set for release on 10th September via Sub Pop Records. Pre-order here.

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Photo Credit: Nathan Keay

Track Of The Day: LOW – ‘Fly’ (King Britt’s Fhloston Paradigm Remix)

Following last year’s critically acclaimed Double Negative, LOW have now shared a remix of a standout album track. Famed Philadelphia producer/DJ King Britt has reworked ‘Fly’, and it’s a pretty special addition to the ears.

Flowing with an ethereal majesty, this new re-working shines a spotlight on the spellbinding, celestial power of Mimi Parker’s vocals. Adding an eerily poignant glitchy whirr to an already bewitching soundscape, this remix of ‘Fly’ encapsulates the swirling, captivating sounds that LOW are so skilled at creating perfectly. Of the track, King Britt explains:

“As a longtime Low fan, a huge amount of respect went into the mix. I loved their new sonic direction, which spoke to my Fhloston Paradigm project. My mix was a response and continuation in a way of a magical space they already created.”

‘Fly’ is out now. Catch LOW live at End Of The Road festival on 31st August.

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WATCH: Low – ‘Quorum’ / ‘Dancing and Blood’ / ‘Fly’

Marking the 25th year of their career, in September, Low release Double Negative, their bravest and most experimental album to date.

Ahead of the release of the album, the band have shared a a triptych video for the opening three songs, ‘Quorum’, ‘Dancing and Blood’ and ‘Fly’. A trippy amalgamation of eerily captivating footage, it’s a poignant and subtly disturbing watch, charting memories of life and near death. Oozing a truly beguiling, majestic power, this first taste of the new album signals quite a step away from the band’s previous offerings, but something that’s no less beautiful in its dark, spine-tingling splendour. A haunting, thought-provoking work of art introducing’s Low’s most empowering work so far. 

Watch the video for ‘Quorum’, ‘Dancing and Blood’ and ‘Fly’ here:

Or watch all three videos separately:

‘Quorum’ [link here]
Directed & edited by Ben Chisholm
Filmed by Karlos Rene Ayala

‘Dancing and Blood’ [link here]
Directed, filmed & edited by
Karlos Rene Ayala

‘Fly’ [link here]
Directed by Mark Pellington
Edited by Jen Kennedy

Produced by B.J. Burton (Bon Iver, Lizzo), Double Negative is out 14th September. Catch Low live:

19th June – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
20th June – Queen Elizabeth Hall, London (for Robert Smith’s Meltdown Festival)


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Photo Credit: Shelly Mosman