Monday, 21 July 2014

Song Review - I Love You Money

I Love You Money
by Lowell
Album: We Loved Her Dearly (out September 16)

This week, a friend of mine posted a status on facebook about his disappointment in the new Sia album. While I don't necessarily agree, we can't all agree on everything, each to their own and that's the beauty of our separate tastes and pop music. This status in turn started me on an internet search for more pop, not the usual top 40 commercial radio pop, but something with a little more grunt than that.

That's when I stumbled across Lowell, a Canadian/American/English pop star who I haven't stumbled across before, but now that I've found her world, I'm not sure I can leave. It seems her brand of pop is strong, ruthless, unforgiving and unquestionably catchy, all things I like and all things I love in all music, not just pop. 'I Love You Money' is a true musical delight; original enough to force a stop and listen, catchy enough to make me want to bounce around at every second beat and there are enough unusual sounds, yelps and woos to have me throw my hands in the air but not enough to alienate me. This is one of those tracks that makes you pump your fists at the sky because goddamn, you've heard something amazing and it's different enough to make you think you've found it before all your friends, even though it's on the internet for everyone in the world to hear (and you're welcome if I've just introduced you too. Good, isn't it?)

'I Love You Money', the first track from her debut album We Loved Her Dearly, is available in the US/UK and Canadian markets on September 16 and if the rest of the album is anything like this, I may need to relocate in a few months time to get my hands on a copy (alternatively, thank goodness for the internet). Now I don't know if my friend who had thoughts about Sia would like Lowell, but thank goodness for them both anyway, because each to their own, we can't all agree on everything, but I found someone new I like, and that is the beauty of pop music.

Jo Michelmore gives 'I Love You Money' four Kimbra heads out of five...

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