NEWS: Lowly announce debut album ‘Heba’ and share ‘Word’

NEWS: Lowly reveal new video for ‘Word’

Danish alt-pop group Lowly recently revealed that they’re set to release their long-awaited debut album Heba on 10th February via Bella Union.  The title references a Syrian friend of the band, and while they say that they “are not a particularly political band,” they also suggested that the record had been inspired by issues surrounding the refugee crisis and how bureaucracy is valued over human life.

Alongside the announcement of the album, the band also revealed first single ‘Word,’ which now has a new video directed by Noe Morre.  In the clip, the camera merely skins along an increasingly rough and darkened sea, before eventually reaching the shore, reflecting some of the themes of the song.

Morre told Dork: “In our part of the world we are enormously privileged, and it is important we remember that it does not make us superior.  That it does not justify reducing the lives of hundreds of thousands of people fleeing from war, terror and misery to a simple mass; a “stream”, and that it does not justify the aggressive, racist and xenophobic vocabulary that is right now the local and global debate.”  Watch below.

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