Michael Lowman has just released his brand new album entitled PopRadio on 31 March. The album comes after the release of two singles prior from the album, namely Mixtape (ft Karlien van Jaarsveld) and Power&Glory (ft. Khuli Chana). It is also his first new album in more than 3 years, so we are very excited about the release.
We catch up with him to find out what’s the vibe.
You released PopRadio in March and we had to wait almost 4 years for new music from you – why did you make us wait so long?
It certainly wasn’t an intentional wait, I promise you. A lot happened in that space of time. I grew so much as a person and musician. It was the journey I had to be on to arrive at PopRadio. Nothing more, nothing less.
PopRadio is very different from Crayon Boxes – how did this change in music rather than direction come about?
I’m always going to be the musician who challenges his own limits. I’m always evolving, changing. I can’t not live this way. It’s my blessing and curse. I’m still trying to figure it all out, but I do know that I’m right where I’m meant to be. PopRadio is an exploration into production and pop music. I love it!
Besides music, what brings great joy to your soul?
Many things, to be honest. I absolutely love literature, and writing. I’ve also found a certain peace in the single cylinder ‘thump’ of a motorbike engine cruising along the Western Cape coastline. There’s nothing quite like it.
What have you been up to since the release? And, what are your plans for the rest of the year?
I’ve been working hard to bring you what’s next. I also want to tour the album at some stage this year, possibly towards the end. I’ll let you guys know the minute I put something in stone ;)
We always think about things like, “How can we use street style photography to change the world?” or things like, “How can we use festival coverage to change the world?” so we’re going to a pose a similar question to you because we believe that there’s always something you can do to improve peoples’ lives in the areas that you are passionate about. I ask you, “How can we use music to change the world?”
This world needs to be changed one soul at a time. If I can I touch just one soul through music, that’s enough.