Video – “Especially Me” by Low

Here’s a new official video for “Especially Me” off Low’s latest album, C’mon.  It’s my favorite song off the album, and it was by far the highlight of their live show when I saw then a couple months ago.  The video is really well-directed, and I love the city-scapes, but unfortunately, the best part of the song was the very cool string climax before the final chorus, and they surgically removed it in the radio edit.  Too bad.  Still a cool video though.  Enjoy!

Video – “Especially Me” by Low

Test Marketing Low’s C’mon

For your consideration, a two step formula for judging art: 1. Identify what the artist attempted to accomplish 2. Assess whether the artist accomplished it.

Low is never as monolithic as you remember them being. One word summaries (slowcore) hide the most important and interesting part of Low–their focus on relationship. Dynamics are Low’s secret: within a harmony, a song, an album, and increasingly, a discography. Like the Beatles, like Nirvana, revisiting the back catalog is always a pleasant surprise because the precious space we have in our brains to categorize popular music doesn’t let us retain the exceptions to our heuristics. And it’s the exceptions that make those bands stand the test of time.

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