All-Time Highs from Alt-Soul Genius, Ang Low
Album: UP; Released: 22nd February
Lead Track: Like I Do; Funny Weather; Memories
F.F.O: Frank Ocean; Stevie Wonder; Blood Orange
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“A rhythmic tour de force…Low’s falsetto is stunning” - The Line of Best Fit
“Music to reach your soul” - Clash
“Everyone wants to have that something special in the music world, that bit of spark to make them stand out. Ang Low has it in both hands with his beautiful melodies” - Wonderland
“Low’s fusion of electro-R&B mixes chiming keyboards, fluttering synths and the singer’s dreamy falsetto, ultimately making for an effortlessly cool love song” - Diffuser
Ang Low defies easy categorisation, with the exception of one: effortless talent. With a golden voice, his is a story of constant discovery and change. From military brat and choir boy, to petty thug and rejuvenated alt-soul icon du jour, Ang Low has seen it all and bought the outrageous t-shirt.
In his latest collection of songs, he's synthesized two essential sides of his history: that of angel-voiced gospel singer, and that of the gritty, dancehall sound tracked street hustler-turned-popstar. "Like I Do" is the introduction to UP, his forthcoming LP, a thrilling, thought-provoking, ingenious, occasionally preposterous collection of some of the finest songs you’ll hear all year.
Following the success of his earlier EPs - with his debut "Life Goes Down" (released via Universal Music Group) clearing over 1 million plays on Spotify - his forthcoming LP, "UP" is a clear move forward. Before his LP drops Ang steps into his own as a songwriter and storyteller, cooking up tales of love and heartache on the streets of his imagination, while the musical world behind him just... slaps. Originally setting course on a path to be an actor, a facial scar he received in a knife attack whilst he was serving a prison term prompted a complete re-evaluation of his aims, fearing his look would damage the range of roles he could be considered for.
Creating a visual and audible presence which is equal parts psychedelic space alien and alt-electro soul high priest, Ang Low is now based in Brooklyn, New York having relocated from his original home in Tacoma, Washington. UP is his masterpiece, a clarion call to freaks, misfits and disaffected lovers of dark love songs and felt-tip wonderlands.
Created with Brooklyn based songwriter/producer Andrew Fox (Domino Publishing) and production collective The Creamery, the music is truly Ang Low's world - a surreal dayglo-gospel-dancehall feast for the ears.
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January 28, 2020 9:54am ET by Quite Great