Neo-classical composer and songwriter Lōwli has released her new single Cavalry. We asked her the BIG questions . . .
Tell us three things about yourself?
I'm from Galway but was born in Boston, I started playing music when I was nine years old, and I love designing and making things.
How would you describe your music?
Ethereal, emotive and a combination of dark pop and modern classical.
Who are your musical inspirations?
Agnes Obel, Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, Chopin, Bowie, Olafur Arnalds, Hania Rani, Max Richter, Lisa Hannigan and so many others.
How did you occupy yourself during the lockdown?
I’ve been mostly teaching from home and working on music. I’ve been trying to write new material but finding it really challenging since the lockdown. So I’ve been practicing lots instead. I’ve been re-learning lots of Chopin and other piano music recently which I’ve been really enjoying. I’m usually based in Dublin but I’ve been back in Galway with my family since the start of the lockdown so it’s been nice to spend time with them and chill out at home.
What’s your favourite song right now?
I keep going back to Says by Nils Frahm, which is just incredible. I’m also listening to lots of Irish music I’m really loving Denise Chaila and Mick Flannery’s latest album.
Favourite lyric of all time?
It’s so difficult to pick just one. But recently, this lyric from Steer Your Way by Leonard Cohen really stuck with me:
"They whisper still the ancient stones
The blunted mountains weep
As he died to make men holy
Let us die to make things cheap"
If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life what would it be?
These questions are definitely getting harder... right now, I’d probably pick Lover You Should’ve Come Over by Jeff Buckley. It’s one of my favourites and such an incredible song in so many ways.
Where can people find your music/more information?
Spotify, iTunes & Bandcamp - Lōwli
Instagram - @lowli_music
Facebook - facebook.com/lowlimusic
Twitter - @lowlimusic