INTERVIEW: Lowercase People

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Hello! I’ve (Tommy) been well. It’s nice out today so hopefully I can do something productive.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Blooming”?

Of course. Blooming is different than any song we had written before. It’s nice to have a chill song that relies on production. We (mostly Noah) spent a lot of time dialing tones and making sure the track exuded the right amount of chill.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

Noah: This song is about the common outlook and opinion people have on homeless people. Hearing people assume that they’re all “screw ups” and drug addicts seems unfair. I wanted to write lyrics that could help avoid that. Especially, “Infested, infected; Is that what they are to you?”

Any plans to release a video for the single?

We do! We filmed it with our friend Jake Morell (check out his project Tired Hearts). It’s in the editing phase right now, so it will be finished soon. Be on the lookout for that.

The single comes off your new album Influx – what’s the story behind the title?

Well, before we really started working on the song, we were showing Noah’s older brother the demo and he said that it sounded like a song that would be playing during a timelapse of flowers growing. Fast forward a few weeks, we were in the studio working on the same track, and Noah was throwing down some vocals, and one of the lines he sang was “Where does the flower bloom?”, so I just updated the working title of the  session to Blooming and the name stuck.

How was the recording and writing process?

It was really fun!! I remember the writing process was a lot less laborious than normal too. Blooming started off as an instrumental track called Iron Lung, that I made on my sampler, just messing with some chords and vocal samples. It wasn’t until a few weeks after I showed Noah the track, that he was working on an idea that coincided with Iron Lung so when he put the two ideas together, it kind of all made sense. And then Noah spent l don’t know like 10 hours one day dialing the right production route for the vocals. He also wrote some really great lyrics that fit the track really well.  With the drums, I recorded about thirty seconds of me playing and then looped the best part, and then went back and chopped up the loop and rearranged the individual drum hits to make interesting fills/parts. That’s how the outro happened, I kind of went crazy chopping up the beat and Noah went back and tracked some real nasty synth on top. It was a really fun process.

What role does NJ play in your music?

NJ is a good scene to be a part of right now. It’s full of really creative, fresh projects. We’re really happy to be a part of something so unique.

Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?

Noah is the lyricist of the band, and he killed it with the lyrics and vocal melodies on this track. It’s about homelessness in America, which is a huge issue in our country. I guess it’s kind of our response to that.

Any plans to hit the road?

Although we don’t have any concrete plans, we would love to hit the road soon!! Playing shows is our favorite thing to do, so we’re really excited to get this music out to as many people as we can.

What else is happening next in Lowercase People’s world?

We are putting out an EP April 3rd!! I’m so excited for everyone to hear what we’ve been working on. Of course we will still be writing and working on whatever ideas were inspired by.  Other than that, not too much. Getting ready for the winter to be over, perhaps do some spring cleaning, or catch up on file management. Stuff like that.

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About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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