LOWELL recently celebrated the release of, Part 1: PARIS YK EP on August 26, via Arts & Crafts. Her latest single, taken from the EP, “West Coast Forever” sees Lowell’s grit and beauty come into sharper focus. Co-produced by Lowell, produced by Grammy and Juno Award-nominated Zale Epstein (Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q), and mixed by Davey Badiuk (Dragonette, Tegan and Sara), “West Coast Forever” is Lowell’s clearest and most restrained music to date. Whereas “Cloud 69” spilled over with energy, the subtle dreamy synths, bouncing hip-hop rhythm, and undeniable hook yearning for a better tomorrow are all in perfect harmony.
This will be the last post of 2014 for me and I’ve gotta say that it’s been a pretty awesome year for new music. Looking back through all our posts here, I wanted to make a list of artists and bands who really turned my head and caught my ear. Here’s my list of 7, in no particular order and classified as “Favourite New Artist Of 2014″ only by when I first discovered who they were, regardless of how they existed before 2014.
Take a listen and have a Happy New Year. See you in 2015.