Mason Lowe (drummer of Seattle’s feel-good classic rock inspired outfit Bread & Butter) has released his debut solo LP, Morning People, via Killroom Records.
To complete the album, Lowe descended into his basement studio during the height of the pandemic while he was struggling to keep the doors open at a Seattle human services nonprofit. But 12 songs on the debut are not about loneliness and exhaustion. Instead, it’s 12 tracks about hot crushes, friendship, and love with a sound reminiscent of glam rock, 60s girl groups, and grunge.
Discussing his philosophy on what makes a good song Lowe had to say:
“When I’m listening to music, I love it when a song takes me out of myself. Maybe it’s just one part that makes me go ‘What just happened? Was that even real?’ It makes me think of the scene in Christmas Vacation where the dude is talking about having a metal plate in his head and whenever the microwave is on, he pees his pants and forgets his name. I want every song on this record to have something – an arrangement, a texture, a moment that zaps you and pulls you out of your day. And maybe makes you pee your pants.”
Stream Morning People in full below and grab your copy today!