Lowly Light – Candy Lied [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Emotional. Eclectic. Energetic.

Tell us a few things about your new song “Candy Lied”. What is the main idea behind it?

“Candy Lied” is an alternate story of Lou Reed’s character from “Walk on a Wild Side”. What if Candy never went to New York City? She battles her internal demons of self-doubt, fear of the unknown and thoughts of ending it all. Questions if there is enough strength to learn from mistakes and use them as fuel to keep going.
It was easier to externalize my own feelings using this character to paint a picture. Showing the feelings and thoughts that I sometimes battle with, as so many others do as well. And of course the need to try and dig out of a tough mental state. We all need a positive mantra of reinforcement to make it through such times.

For which lyric you are most proud of?

It’s a tie between the start of the second verse and the bridge.

“Can’t deny, mistakes are a path

Leading to no point on a map”

“Every closed door could be something new

Just don’t let the handle hold you”

What do you enjoy most? Writing music or performing your music live?

Writing. When you get in the zone and ideas come flowing, there is feeling of being high. Of course then there are the longer periods of slower struggle but solving a puzzle of a song is part of the fun. As the saying goes, it’s the journey, not the destination.

What is the biggest challenge you have faced as an artist so far?

Creating an overall sound for Lowly Light that encompasses different styles that make sense taken as a whole.

In which state of mind do you imagine people might listen to your music?

Regarding “Candy Lied” specifically, for those who don’t know my music, hopefully an open, inquisitive mind. My goal was to place sounds and words with intent to deliver subtle surprises. The song evolves as it goes along and the lyrics build on a theme while moving through different emotional states, from darker to lighter.

When was the last time you danced?

Last time I danced was March 2020. The last weekend before the lockdown in New York. It was a friend’s dinner party that evolved into a dance party. We listened to 90’s British music interspersed with some Billie Eilish. Since it was late and there were neighbors below, we tried to dance as quietly as possible, which was of course ridiculous but a lot of fun.

Thank you!

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