Having made a spectacular debut online with his debut EP release called Life Goes Down, which received solid acclaim from various music publications including NME and The Line of Best Fit. Ang Low has built solid momentum with his Super Recordings released single “Wild Horses”, which is gradually building up his name as a great soulful pop artist to start getting familiar with. We spoke with him recently to discuss his interests, music and a bit about his background. Check it out.
MU: Hi Ang Low, I’ve been listening to your music for a while now and it’s been joyous, how often do you listen to your own music?
Ang Low: Thanks for listening, appreciate it. I listen to my music all the time. Sounds obvious but I like to write songs that I would listen to. Listening to my own music also helps me keep ideas evolving.
MU: What did your parents listen to when you were growing up?
Ang Low: I lived with my mother growing up and she only listened to church music.
MU: Do you think your music draws more from that music you heard growing up, or from modern influences?
Ang Low: Gospel is my roots, but I’m influenced more by modern and contemporary music. There is always amazing new music coming out, always evolving and moving.
MU: Where’s home for you?
Ang Low: I live in Brooklyn NY. But I am originally from Tacoma Washington.
MU: If you could play any one venue in the world, where would it be?
Ang Low: If we were talking back in the day I would have loved to have done MTV’s unplugged or Soul Train! Today, I would definitely like to do Coachella!
MU: If you could absorb the musical powers of any one artist, who would it be?
Ang Low: I don’t know… I guess I would absorb one of the greats, MJ or Prince. They were clearly magicians. Whenever I first heard their music I was always so blown away.
MU: Your latest track, “Wild Horses”, is tremendously smooth, does that reflect you as a person?
Ang Low: In a way. You kind of have to take on ‘smooth’ roles when your writing. So, I can be smooth, but most of the time, I’m a bit shy and awkward.
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MU: Parisian duo Azincourt just remixed your latest track, how do you feel when you hear a great remix of your own work?
Ang Low: Yes, Azincourt. I love the work they have done on “Wild Horses”. They give it a very pop 80’s sounds that changes the vibe of the track completely. When I hear great remixes to my songs I get amped. I like hearing my ideas revised and handled differently.
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MU: If you could erase a song from musical history, what would it be?
Ang Low: Hmmm, I don’t know. I sometimes hear songs that don’t fit my taste, and I wouldn’t pick up again. but I don’t have any songs that I would erase. There is always some type of art or something being represented anyway. If I don’t get it, it’s just not my cup of tea.
MU: If you had to quit making music, what would you put your energy into instead?
Ang Low: If I had to quit music! Probably would open a restaurant or speciality food shop. I’ve been cooking for years.
MU: Have you ever been fired from a job?
Ang Low: Yes lol. I was never fulfilled by much besides art and music. I would lose interest fast and be fired. For me it’s the only downside of being an artist. You are never really fulfilled by anything other than your art. Nothing else satisfies.
MU: Could you take us through your daily routine?
Ang Low: Don’t have a specific routine. I just like my days to always feel balanced. It usually involves music, working out, reading and cooking.
MU: What is your guilty pleasure?
Ang Low: Animation and anime. Geek out to the fullest.
MU: What was the last gig you went to?
Ang Low: The last gig I went to was at Vassels. They are rock band in NYC and really badass. It put me in touch with my inner grunge.
MU: Where do you want your music to take you to?
Ang Low: Everywhere!
MU: Will you be releasing any more tracks over the coming months?
Ang Low: Of course. I am starting to work out songs for an album. A body of work that can hit people start to finish.
MU: Thanks for the chat, can’t wait to hear the album. Stay blessed!
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