Los Angeles-based indie artist Low Hum is the project of Collin Desha, who’s haunting vocals compliment his psychedelic instrumental soundscapes. Low Hum released his debut album Room to Breathe in 2019, and his forthcoming album Nonfiction is arriving later this year via Last Gang Records. The band have kept busy with livestream performances and intimate live shows during Covid-19, including at Firepit Sessions in Joshua Tree and a live stream show presented by Fender at Sunset Sounds. Low Hum have started releasing singles in anticipation of their upcoming album, including the dreamy, synth-forward “Escape” in 2020 and the catchy, spacey single, “All I Know.” “Escape” was re-mixed by James Supercave just this year.
The futuristic video for “All I Know” premiered on April 22. The song features Desha’s reverb-soaked vocals and throbbing bass synths. The song, Desha explains, “explores unconditional love, and how sometimes the things you love can be the most difficult landscape to navigate.” Watch the video directed by Taylor Brown and Brad Scott below:
“Escape” is the playful first single released from the band since their 2019 debut. The video directed by Bianca Poletti moves slowly around the actors, who appear at times lost in thought and are ready to break free through dance. The woozy, dreamy song lends itself well to slow dance moves and road trips. The song repeats the phrase “Choking on the city haze / Dealing with the come down / Better start planning my escape / Planning my escape,” which evokes the longing feelings of needing to get away from the city. Watch the video below:
Low Hum’s debut album Room To Breathe has been compared to the psych sounds of Tame Impala. The album is filled with spacey, neo-psych and chill wave drawn-out songs. The driving, fuzzy track “Strange Love” features a repetitive build-up with lyrics “Cause Strange Love is coming over me / And I can’t, I can’t, I can’t, I can’t do a thing” culminating in a wailing guitar solo. The animated video pulses along to the beat and takes the viewer on a trip. Watch below:
Also on Room To Breathe is the chill song “Comatose” which features a soothing, wavering synth and soft, dreamy guitar chords and vocals. It’s the type of song that would go over well with fans of all genres. The song ends in a spacey instrumental jam, leaving the listener a chance to contemplate the depressing lyrics “I wanna take it slower but I’m going nowhere / Numbness never felt so right.” Listen here: