I have been an indie musician for years, but for some reason, it always seemed to me that indie pop music wasn’t really my thing.
I’ve been asked to play in indie bands and I’ve never played in one.
The truth is that I love the sound of indie pop but I can’t seem to find the time to get into it.
So this past January, I decided to give indie pop a shot.
My goal was simple: I would record my first single for indie pop band, the indie pop songstress, Zane Lowe, and put it out for free.
I figured I would give my music to Lowe’s fans and hope to someday put it on his website.
Fast forward to now.
Lowe’s website was live last month and now the first track from his debut album, The Way You Like Me, has reached #1 on iTunes and #2 on Spotify.
And that’s not all.
This past week, Lowe’s Twitter account went from 140 followers to more than 30,000 followers.
For Lowe, who has been on Twitter since December, this is a milestone he’s excited about.
“I’ve been doing music since I was 14 and it has never been more important than right now,” Lowe said in a statement to The Verge.
He continued, “The Internet has made it easy to get music out there, but it’s also made it difficult to get in touch with artists.
I know this will be a difficult journey for me to make a living out of music but I have faith that I can make a difference and that my fans will give me the opportunity to give them something more than music.”
In other words, Lowe is putting out a song, but he’s not doing it alone.
In his announcement, Lowe shared the following: “The music I make is not meant to be bought.
It’s not meant for any particular genre.
I am a true fan of pop and indie music.
I believe in making music for people to enjoy and love.
But for the sake of our artists, I am releasing the music for free so that they can make their own decisions.”
It’s an important message.
Since Lowe’s debut album came out, Lowe has been in the process of releasing an EP.
A few weeks ago, Lowe revealed that he had a deal with Warner Music Group to release an album of his own, titled The Way You Know Me, which is scheduled to be released in the fall of 2018.
You can check out the tracklisting for the album below.
If Lowe can release the EP without getting paid, it would be his biggest album yet.
We can’t wait to see how the two music genres play out.