Four years since his last release, destined songwriter and slave to the art and power of music,
MICHAEL LOWMAN has released his new album, POPRADIO.
Michael Lowman shares the inspiration behind every track on the album with our station manager, Rhowan Johannes. Listen to the podcast below:
In between ﬁnding love and a slight sense of independence, Michael wrote PopRadio at the end
of 2015 in just under a month. Co-produced by Howie Combrink, the album was recorded at The
Hit Lab in Johannesburg and Michael’s home studio in Cape Town. Inspired by external perception,
he set out to write an album which showcases the different sides to him that people are unaware
“Most think I’m the guy who plays acoustic guitar in my room, melancholy tears dropping
on one of many scribbled out notebooks – and they’d be almost exactly right, but I’m so
much more than that. I love Pop music for the cleverness of melody. I love HipHop for the
passion and the beat making. I love D&B for the way you lose yourself. I am so much more
than the acoustic guitar playing Muzo you thought I was. PopRadio is meant to change that
PopRadio is not just a departure of genre for Michael; it is a testament of his growth as a
musician since the release of his last LP. The album sees him experimenting with sounds and
arrangements, playing around with vocal layers and harmonies for the ﬁrst time and pushing his
musical abilities to their limits. He decided to co-produce the album to intentionally throw himself
into a world he had no experience with, until now. He wrote from the heart which resulted not in a
new beginning for Michael Lowman, but a continuation; a new chapter.
“When I speak the name PopRadio I see all the colours on the album, I feel exactly what the
album is. I see 80’s neon pink and I love it!Its a collection of songs about discovery… in
music and in self. This album has something for everyone… or no-one. But that’s okay.”
PopRadio also features another new avenue for Michael – collaborations with the likes of Karlien
van Jaarsveld, Khuli Chana, Ross Jack and Lelo.
Peep the PopRadio Track List below:
1. Baby Bring The Night
2. MixTape (featuring Karlien van Jaarsveld)
3. Power&Glory (featuring Khuli Chana)
4. Never Gonna Be Without You
5. The Legend of Stan Smith Jr.
7. Stand Up & Feel the Love (featuring Lelo)
8. NightCall (featuring Ross jack)