Lowko’s approach to music production is one of a distinctly creative and experimental nature. The single “SYSTEMATIC” encapsulates this very concept pretty perfectly. Throughout the four-minute journey, the listener is plunged into this spiraling arena of audio samples and notes and moments. The vocal feature from Lowko is undoubtedly one of the key threads, but there are many you can pick up on as the track progresses – even among this vast and detailed, ever-changing ambiance, there are elements of character and familiarity that reappear and keep things feeling relevant throughout.
Flowing through for under five minutes, “SYSTEMATIC” attaches its energy and withdraws it before you really know what’s hit you. The benefit of this is that it gives the track that familiar, radio-worthy burst of vibrancy, but greater than this – it leaves you wanting more, and a replay is almost guaranteed when the creativity and quality are of as high a standard as this.
Those opening moments offer that unsettled sense of anticipation – the build-up is intoxicating, and the subsequent drop attacks with flawless precision; presenting numerous intricacies and characteristics that make it what it is, but falling in like a smooth and necessary dream regardless.
SYSTEMATIC is a stunning song, masterfully crafted so as to hold tight to your attention throughout, and offering multiple layers of personality and openness that allow you to feel an immediate connection with the artist. You’re able to draw your own meanings from these notably vague statements, essentially taking something very personal and making it your own. As is the calling card of a great song – a piece of artistic expression that’s incredibly intimate and honest but that simultaneously allows a wider audience to access and understand it; to take it on as being purely for them.
Lowko has managed to find that balance between the sound of the moment – this ever popular and energetic approach to hip hop – and something unquestionably unique. Their sound is refreshingly original, notably simplistic from a musical perspective, but impressive in its arrangement of language. Highly likely to make waves at a live show.