Low Roar – “Waiting (10 Years)”

“Each day brings a storm that I am simply not prepared to face/ And I sleep and I dream between my grave and your sweet face,” Ryan Karazija sings clearly on the chilling introduction of Low Roar’s new single “Waiting (10 Years).” Refracted, glittering synths back his calm, high-pitched vocals. Then there’s a pause. Everything is still. The Bay Area artist evokes an ethereal spaciousness after the first verse like standing at the edge of a cliff and gazing into a dismal, yet sublime abyss. He continues to sing with echoed vocals while subtle piano embellishments carry him to the next verse.

“Waiting (10 Years)” has an enimagtic build as more and more instruments join Karazija’s gentle coos — a rustling tambourine, stoic horns, and a bassline that mimics the elasticity of a rubberband. It’s quite lovely and somewhat melancholy. The single comes off of Karazija’s third album Once In A Long, Long While…, which proceeds his 2014 release 0. Karazija shared some background:

“Waiting” is about being let down while in love, and still waiting around even though you know it’s gone…that feeling that you’re losing your mind, stuck in between one thing and the next. I was on a metro home with a friend of mine and we both agreed that while we were perfect for each other, maybe in 10 years if the timing was right we would try again. That night I went home and wrote the song.


Low Roar tour dates with San Fermin:

04/06 Mexico City @ Foro Normandie**
04/11 Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall
04/12 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
04/14 Minneapolis, MN @ The Cedar
04/15 Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre
04/17 Calgary, AB @ Festival Hall
04/18 Edmonton, AB @ The Needle
04/20 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
04/21 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
04/22 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
04/24 San Francisco, CA @ Independent
04/26 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
04/27 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
04/28 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
04/29 El Paso, TX @ Lowbrau Palace
05/01 Dallas, TX @ Sons of Herman Hall
05/02 Austin, TX @ Antone’s
05/03 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
05/06 Nashville, TN @ The Basement**
05/07 Atlanta, GA @ Park Tavern – FREE
05/09 Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theater
05/10 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
05/11 Pittsburgh, PA @ Andy Warhol Museum
05/12 Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
05/13 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
05/15 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
05/16 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
(** w/o San Fermin)

Low Roar European tour dates:

05/23 Paris, France @ Badaboum
05/24 Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
05/25 Cologne, Germany @ Artheater
05/26 Frankfurt, Germany @ Zoom
05/29 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Bitterzoet
05/30 Lille, France @ Splendid Club
05/31 London, United Kingdom @ XOYO
06/02 Bristol, United Kingdom @ The Exchange
06/03 Leeds, United Kingdom @ Brudenell Social Club
06/04 Brighton, United Kingdom @ The Hope & Ruin
06/06 Berlin, Germany @ Bi Nuu Club
06/08 Poznań, Poland @ Spot
06/09 Warsaw, Poland @ Niebo
06/10 Sopot, Poland @ Seazone Festival

Once In A Long, Long While… is out 4/14 via Nevado Music. Pre-order it here.

Tags: Low Roar