Written by: Jen Dan
Multi-talented Australian artist Sophie Lowe has teamed up with LA production duo Twin Kids for her latest single release, the sonically minimal, but vocally vibrant electronic number Mean. Lowe may be best known as an actress in the film medium (Beautiful Kate, What Lola Wants, Above Suspicion) and TV series milieu (Once Upon A Time In Wonderland, The Returned, The Beautiful Lie), but she also has a burgeoning music career that took off last year with a string of stunning singles.
For 2016 Lowe brings an active filming schedule, a guest star appearance in Flume’s video for Never Be Like You ft. Kai, and the intriguing Mean which features Lowe’s personal lyrics and airy vocals. Lowe says of the song, “Mean is about loneliness and the realization that being surrounded by the wrong people and by people that don’t understand you can be the loneliest thing in the world.” She wrote the lyrics at a turning point in her life, and she came to realize that that she was fine on her own, and even better than hanging out with the wrong crowd.
The chilly sparkle of synth notes and bare effects of a crisp, shuffling beat are offset by warm waves of synth diffusion as Lowe confides the refrain, “I don’t wanna be alone.” Watery reverberations and echoed, snapping cracks provide emphasis to her spare words that, luckily, are a snapshot of her past, but not indicative of her present, more positive outlook.
Take a listen to more Sophie Lowe tracks, like the alluring Pink Flowers
and the percolating Breathe