Get Your Music on Amazon!
Get Your Music on Amazon!

JFH Indie Review

JFH Indie Music Spotlight Review

Wake Low, City of Doubt
CLICK COVER TO ENLARGE


Wake Low
Wake Low

Street Date: November 6, 2020
Style: Indie / Electro-Pop
Buy It: Apple Music



In a year fraught with sickness, disappointment, isolation, and overall tension, it is good to be reminded that there is beauty in the world. This beauty can certainly come from many places, but here takes the form of indie electro-pop outfit Wake Low's debut. Made up of siblings, Aedan, Skye, and Asher Peterson (Yes, Andrew Peterson's family) this trio makes a strong first impression. Featured on the April 2020 release from pop collective NAMO, they collaborate here on a full album of their own. Choosing the moniker Wake Low after hearing the phrase connected to a storm that blew through their hometown of Nashville, this self-titled gem quietly, yet persistently, demands to be heard. Featuring strong ear-worm melodies and warm vocal harmonies, the album makes for an easy listen. This is music for the late-night drive, tunes for the background, and beautiful music to point back to the maker of beauty. And for this listener/reviewer, it's been on repeat for nearly two weeks.

Though there are many highlights on this warm mood record, the biggest standouts are the low-key opener "Curtains;" the overall best tune, "How Did We Get Here;" the shuffle-step percussion of "Autumntide" and the sweet closing track, "Morning Star." "Curtains," though understated, has a welcoming lift due to some light brass and tight harmonies. "How Did We Get Here" features a simple acoustic guitar and an ever-earnest vocal swell to give it an appropriate alacrity. "Autumntide" pairs the aforementioned shuffle percussion with gentle guitar strums and piano flourishes, making for a soothing listen. Lastly, of note, "Morning Star" goes the duet route with stripped back production, utilizing voices and one acoustic guitar to make its honey-soaked sentiment.

As the predecessor project NAMO before it, all tracks on Wake Low are sonically cohesive and crisply produced, making for an even and pleasant listening experience. Not every song is an absolute home run, but in a music industry less focused on complete albums in favor of singles, streams and EP's, Wake Low has accomplished the increasingly rare feat of a complete record. All in all, this is a fantastic album that, in a perfect world, would garner the siblings widespread attention. Whether or not that actually happens remains to be seen, but undoubtedly, this is an excellent release, well worth a listen or two. If you, like me, find yourself in a tough year asking for some hope, a glimmer of beauty to remind you of the unseen hand that holds the world, may I happily point you to a potential soundtrack calling you to remembrance. Introducing... Wake Low.

- Review date: 11/19/20, written by Josh Balogh of Jesusfreakhideout.com



(JFH Sponsor Spot)

Purchase Original Art Prints, Drawings, Buttons, Stickers, Bookmarks and more from JFH's own John DiBiase!

 

JFH Indie Spotlight Review . Record Label: None
. Album length: 12 tracks: 35 minutes
. Street Date: November 6, 2020
. Buy It: Apple Music
. Buy It: AmazonMP3

  1. Curtains (2:22)
  2. Testify (3:45)
  3. Badaboom (3:04)
  4. Flower in the Dome (1:33)
  5. How Did We Get Here (3:25)
  6. Shift in Shade (4:08)
  7. Green Light (3:15)
  8. Set to Roam (2:01)
  9. Autumntide (3:24)
  10. Take a Step Back (2:35)
  11. All Along (3:34)
  12. Morning Star (2:12)

 

 

 

go to main Indie review page
go to Indie Review Index

 

                 
Purchase Original Art Prints, Drawings, Buttons, Stickers, Bookmarks and more from JFH's own John DiBiase!

Search JFH




This Friday, June 21, 2024
ALBUMS
Vanessa Bell Armstrong Today [Shanachie]
Melvin Crispell, III Covered, Vol. 1 - EP [RCAI]
Chris Ekiss Ainít That Like Jesus - EP [Provident]
Poet Voices It Wonít Be Long [StowTown]
Vineyard Kids Time to Fly [Integrity]

SINGLES
Anberlin Walk Alone - Single [Equal Vision]
Canyon Hills Worship Good To Me - Single [DREAM]
Lauren Daigle Be Okay (feat. Ellie Holcomb) - Single [Centricity]
Faith Worship Arts Boast - Single [DREAM]
Jordan Feliz Praise God for That - Single [Centricity]
Gable Price and Friends Jungle In The City - Single [Capitol CMG]
Rachel Hale Just Breathe (Daddy's Song) - Single (independent)
Benjamin William Hastings Set Me On Fire - Single [Capitol CMG]
Hulvey Altar (Remix) [feat. Ciara] - Single [Reach]
iNTELLECT Revolution - Single [Polished Arrow]
Jody And Lani No One Else But Jesus - Single (independent)
Leigh Nash Unraveling - Single [Visionary]
Lakewood Music Oh How Worthy - Single [Lakewood]
Tamela Mann Working for Me - Single [Tillymann]
Peter Mattis Praise the Lord (Everything Within Me) [Live] - Single [Bethel Music]
MC Tempo Rude Boy Style - Single [Remaker Records]
One Pursuit MSC Wanted (Live) - Single (independent)
Planetshakers Delight (Live) - Single [Venture3Media]
Ayo Shamir Judas Kiss - Single (independent)
Stockholm Worship, Hillsong Pa Svenka Ingen - Single [Capitol CMG]
Chris Tomlin Holy Forever (feat. CAIN) - Single [Capitol CMG]

Next Friday, June 28, 2024
ALBUMS
Brotality It Feeds - EP (independent)
Brandon Heath Can We Go Home Now - EP [Centricity]
My Epic Loriella [Tooth & Nail]
Lacey Sturm Kenotic Metanoia: Deluxe Edition [Followspot/The Fuel]

SINGLES
Sleeping At Last Bloom (Eros) - Single (independent)
Brandon Lake x Phil Wickham House of God - Single [Provident]

For all release dates, click here!
 



Listen to the new EP from Saved By Skarlet!



Listen to the new Album From Millennial Reign!

Check out depositphotos for royalty free images