Lowly – Heba

Yorkshire Post - Culture & The Guide - - 8/FILM - JOHN SKILBECK

Modern pol­i­tics bears a quiet in­flu­ence on this im­pres­sive de­but al­bum from Dan­ish band Lowly, who bor­rowed their Syr­ian friend’s name for its ti­tle. Heba means ‘a gift from God’, and lib­er­a­tion from the hor­ror at home for a new life in Scan­di­navia must have felt that way. The band say her story partly colours their LP. It is a sober and stud­ied set of songs. Re­cent sin­gle Deer Eyes is a cry for ro­man­tic at­ten­tion pro­pelled by pretty synths that swerve off in avant­pop di­rec­tions. Morn­ings re­unites friends, per­haps lovers, in a one-way con­ver­sa­tion (“How’ve you been/I’ve been fine”) over driv­ing per­cus­sion and a hazy, al­most in­con­gru­ous sound­scape. Pre­pare The Lake is rather ortho­dox-preppy, with Pom­mer­ate a sub two minute sliver of a heaven-sent bal­lad.

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