LOW HUM releases
I DON’T KNOW ME
Debut album ROOM TO BREATHE
Due 7th June on Last Gang Records
Low Hum releases his beautifully vulnerable and kaleidoscopic second single I Don’t Know Me Like You Do today, taken forthcoming debut album Room To Breathe out 7th June on Last Gang Records (Chromeo, Rhye, Stars).
“I Don’t Know Me Like You Do” is one of my favorite songs on the record because it reveals a level of honesty from me as a writer. On the one
For this video, I wanted to have a narrative that spoke to the song’s meaning so I wrote a story about a robot finding out who he is by discovering a humanoid mermaid. I loved the idea of a human teaching a robot about how to feel alive. Bryan Lee who also did the animation for previous single “Strange Love”, helped me bring that to life and visually touches on the idea that love and
I Don’t Know Me Like You Do follows previous single Strange Love, which landed on the Amazing Radio playlist and garnered praise from The 405.
The debut full-length album from Hawaiian born producer and multi-instrumentalist Collin Desha (AKA Low Hum) is the follow up to his eponymous lowhum EP, which won praise and a growing following around the Los Angeles music scene for its captivating mix of psychedelic pop and spaced out rock. With Room To Breathe, which Desha wrote, produced and tracked most of the instruments for, Low Hum further explores a heady mix of late night soundscapes and danceable grooves.
Collin Desha’s most indelible memories were formed growing up in Hawaii in his native culture’s lifestyle — surrounded by the ocean and traditional Hawaiian music. It wasn’t until the self-proclaimed “surf punk kid” picked up the ukulele at 12 years old that he found his life’s calling. “That’s essentially what got me into music,” he says. “I still surf, but once the music thing took over, that changed the course of my life.”
At 17, Desha arrived in Los Angeles, green and hungry to expand his musical identity. “I was so secluded in Hawaii creatively and musically,” he says. “So once I got here, I tried to absorb everything the scene had to offer.” He also imprinted upon films like Alfonso Cuarón’s dystopian classic Children of Men and cinema auteurs like Stanley Kubrick and applied the sense of wonderment they instilled in him to his own craft. “How can I distort the process? How can I do something that’s different, or creatively different than just writing a song?” he remembers thinking.
Inspired by his LA peers who controlled their creative process, from writing to recording to production, Desha adopted the moniker Low Hum and set up his home studio, determined to write with “no boundaries.” Shortly after meeting Parisian drummer/producer Jules De Gasperis, the two west coast transplants’ began working together, which resulted in a five-track EP lowhum, showcasing Low Hum’s honeyed, haunting vocals and subtle psychedelic arrangements reminiscent of Tame Impala.
These understated yet profound pop sensibilities suffuse Low Hum’s forthcoming full-length,Room to Breathe. From the chugging sprawl of lead single “Strange Love,” inspired by the filmDr. Strangelove, to “Crimson Cardinal,” a powerful meditation on depression and loss following the death of a very close friend, the LP will be a fittingly widescreen introduction to Desha’s music. “Not a lot of people know Low Hum, and that’s what I’m really excited about,” he says. “There’s a lot to share.”