New Audio: Introducing the Jangling Pop Sound of Denmark’s Lowly

The members of the Aarhaus, Denmark-based indie act Lowly — comprised of Nanna Schannong, Kasper Staub, Thomas Lund, Soffie Viemose and Steffen Lundtoft — can trace their origins to when the band’s members were brought together to complete a short, musical project at the school they all attended. But interestingly enough, the quintet quickly discovered that they had a musical chemistry and connection that suggested that their collaboration should continue.

The Danish quintet first received attention with the 2014 release of their debut single “Daydreamers,” which was praised for its playful arrangements and 70s pop sensibility — and “Fire,” the first single off the band’s forthcoming Sink Way Into Me EP consists of jangling and jagged guitar and piano chords and shimmering synths paired with ethereal harmonies and an uncanny sense of playful melody to create a song that sounds as though it drew influence from The Carpenters but with a highly modern sensibility — all while retaining an earnestness and sincerity at its core.