Ben Lowe first came to my attention when he was part of the band VLAD. For a brief moment VLAD were the most exciting and vibrant band around at that time. But as Eldon Tyrell says in Blade Runner “The light that burns twice as bright, burns half as long” and after two exquisite EP’s they disbanded 2012.
Since then Lowe has gone quiet, minus the odd EP here and there, but now it appears this period of has been well spent as he has released his first solo track Morning After Thoughts. While it isn’t as visceral as his work with VLAD, its chocked full of catchy melodies and insightful lyrics. It shows that Lowe has a tender side and he isn’t afraid to use it.
Let’s just hope that in 2016 Lowe releases the debut album he’s been hinting at for the last few years!