We Loved Her Dearly
When fast-rising star Lowell delivered her debut EP, I Killed Sara V., back in Feb., NCM's Noah Siegel praised it as "provocative, unrelenting, and incredibly vibrant". We second those superlatives re her full-length debut, We Loved Her Dearly, and tip Lowell for global success. She's already made moves in Europe as part of Coldplay-linked project Apparatjik. Here, strong melodies and pointed lyrics meet interesting soundscapes with electro-rock embellishments. The album was advance streamed on NPR and CBC, but she is far from the typical singer/songwriter those outlets usually play. Don't hold the fact that she's also a hired gun songwriter for the likes of Backstreet Boys against her.