Thirty years into their careers, Minnesota indie rock band Low released their 13th album Hey What in September 2021, to critical acclaim. With the Grammy-nominated record the band focus on their craft, stay out of the fray, and hold fast their faith to find new ways to express the discord and delight of being alive, to turn the duality of existence into hymns we can share.
Each track on Hey What is turbocharged by the vivid textures that surround them. The ineffable, familiar harmonies of Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker break through the chaos like a life raft. Layers of distorted sound accrete with each new verse – building, breaking, colossal then restrained, a solemn vow only whispered.