Premiere

RG Lowe – “State Of Play”

RG Lowe is the new moniker of Rob Griffin Lowe, the man behind the Texas instrumental ensemble Balmorhea. (You probably don’t know them for providing the theme song for the Sundance show Rectify, because no one watched Rectify, but you should, because Rectify was great.) Slow Time, his upcoming solo album, is an entirely different beast, swapping out that group’s lovely post-rock warmth for some old-school pop and R&B. In a recent interview, Lowe said that the LP was recorded under the influence of a heavy Graceland listening phase, “traveling through Fleetwood Mac territory, and rounding out with a solid obsession with Prince and Michael Jackson,” and if that’s the case, “State Of Play” was definitely written during the Fleetwood Mac phase. It somehow sounds faintly twangy and also impossibly smooth, and you can hear it below.

Slow Time is out 6/2 on Western Vinyl.