Low Roar is a response to the unknown; a vivid portrait of those life-altering moments stained with equal parts hope and melancholy. Project of Ryan Karazija, formerly of Audrye Sessions (Black Seal), Low Roar is the incarnation of change, atmosphere, and loneliness after a move from San Francisco, California to Reykjavík, Iceland. His self-titled emotive, twelve song debut chronicles the challenges of starting anew in a foreign land and is an honest depiction of the struggles to acclimate, find work, and support his family in the Icelandic winter. The album’s opening lyrics 'I won’t wake a wealthy man someday, cause the sun don’t follow me' begin to tell Low Roar’s story.
Low Roar draws from ambient influences, especially on single, "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight," a sultry electro-washed song, recalling late 90's era Radiohead. The album takes the listener on Karazija’s unsettled journey conveying emotion with yearning choruses and haunting strings in simple, yet stark, classical arrangements, alongside optimistic melodies and folk-styled songs. Combining elements of post rock with minimalist tones and sonically aligning with the change and introversion of fall, Low Roar is set to release on November 1st by Tonequake Records.
Adding players Júlíus Óttar Björgvinsson and Katie Buckley to the live show, Low Roar slowly reveals a beautiful and powerful set consisting of loops and layers of instrumentation including guitar, harp, pump organ, percussion and keys – at times, a combination capable of evoking tears. Low Roar is set to play Iceland Airwaves and tour the US in November.
I'm just totally blown away with the tremendous depth that can be achieved by one guy.
An amazing new album, just too good. He has certainly captured that Nordic vibe.
You can get a copy of the single Tonight, Tonight, Tonight right now.
Low Roar - Tonight, Tonight, Tonight (Edit) by INDIGENOUSPromotions
Then check out another track from the album right here.
And one more from the album.
1 - Give Up
2 - Just A Habit
3 - Nobody Else
4 - Patience
5 - Low Roar
6 - Friends Make Garbage, Good Friends Take It Out
7 - The Painter
8 - Help Me
9 - Rolling Over
10 - Puzzle
11 - Because We Have To
12 - Tonight, Tonight, Tonight