NEW MICHEAL LOWMAN ALBUM: POPRADIO
Four years since his last release, destined songwriter and slave to the art and power of music, MICHAEL LOWMAN has released his new album, POPRADIO. In between finding love and a slight sense of independence, Michael wrote PopRadio at the end of 2015 in just under a month. Co-produced by Howie Combrink, the album was recorded at The Hit Lab in Johannesburg and Michael’s home studio in Cape Town. Inspired by external perception, he set out to write an album which showcases the different sides to him that people are unaware of. “Most think I’m the guy who plays acoustic guitar in my room, melancholy tears dropping on one of many scribbled out notebooks - and they’d be almost exactly right, but I’m so much more than that. I love Pop music for the cleverness of melody. I love HipHop for the passion and the beat making. I love D&B for the way you lose yourself. I am so much more than the acoustic guitar playing Muzo you thought I was. PopRadio is meant to change that perception.” PopRadio is not just a departure of genre for Michael; it is a testament of his growth as a musician since the release of his last LP. The album sees him experimenting with sounds and arrangements, playing around with vocal layers and harmonies for the first time and pushing his musical abilities to their limits. He decided to co-produce the album to intentionally throw himself into a world he had no experience with, until now. He wrote from the heart which resulted not in a new beginning for Michael Lowman, but a continuation; a new chapter. “When I speak the name PopRadio I see all the colours on the album, I feel exactly what the album is. I see 80’s neon pink and I love it! Its a collection of songs about discovery… in music and in self. This album has something for everyone… or no-one. But that’s okay.” PopRadio also features another new avenue for Michael - collaborations with the likes of Karlien van Jaarsveld, Khuli Chana, Ross Jack and Lelo.
PopRadio Track List:
Baby Bring The Night
MixTape (featuring Karlien van Jaarsveld)
Power&Glory (featuring Khuli Chana)
Never Gonna Be Without You
The Legend of Stan Smith Jr.
Stand Up & Feel the Love (featuring Lelo)
NightCall (featuring Ross jack)
“My expectation for this album isn’t to sell a million copies, or break new ground. I’m not trying to be ‘the next big thing’, geez, I’m not even trying to get ahead… I just want PopRadio to make you question who you thought Michael Lowman was. I want you to know that this album is the gate holding back the flood that is my musical capabilities, and that when it drops, there’s nothing anyone can do or say that will stop the torrent of music that will accompany the rest of my life.”