Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is "Stephen” by Lowly, from the 2019 album Hifalutin on Bella Union.
WRITTEN BY JASMINE ALBERTSON
PHOTO BY Ashbjorn Sand

Danish five-piece Lowly released their sophomore album, Hifalutin, last week via Bella Union. The record sees the art-pop band flexing their creative muscles to make something larger than life.

“We dared to be even more curious,” explains guitarist and singer Nanna Schannong in a press release, “and started recording without knowing where we would end up. This curiosity released a huge amount of trust and confidence between us: we became much more tolerant of each other’s diversity, and dared to give each other space. It also meant that some sketches suddenly became two pieces… or, that eight to nine different pieces suddenly found themselves in one song.”

Our Song of the Day is the haunting synth-filled “Stephen,” written on the day of Stephen Hawking’s death. The band calls it a “contemplation and sadness of what happens to the world when so many genius cells turn off and leave us.”

Hifalutin follows 2017’s Heba and was recorded primarily in a 150 square meter warehouse, just outside the city of Aarhus, with producer Anders Boll. Below, watch Lowly’s KEXP in-studio performance from last year.

 

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