Lowell’s Lone Wolf is an album of deeply personal songs that reflect on the power and influence of youth.
The much-anticipated follow-up to We Loved Her Dearly is the crystallization of the teenage perspective, harnessing the irrepressible energy of it. The raw emotion in this range of alt-pop ballads and dancefloor rally-cries is ferocious but balanced, featuring the vibrant production of Howie Beck (Feist, Charlotte Day Wilson), Davey Badiuk (Tegan and Sara, Dragonette), Gus Van Go (The Stills, Wintersleep), and Tek (Justin Bieber, Diplo). From the relentless battle rhythm of “War Face” to the revelation-balladry of the title track, Lone Wolf is the discovery of a definitive voice: Lowell, whose name stems for the French word for ‘wolf,’ captures the spartan essence of her namesake with songs that tap into that primal thing that compels every one of us. Lone Wolf is an impassioned uproar that belies the pop innocence at its core. The hope is that others like her will hear Lowell’s howl and resound.