Last Gang Records release Low Hum's Single/Video I DON'T KNOW ME LIKE YOU DO

Last Gang Records release Low Hum's Single/Video I DON'T KNOW ME LIKE YOU DO

Low Hum is excited to share the new single "I Don't Know Me Like You Do", from the forthcoming album Room To Breathe, out June 7th via Last Gang (Chromeo, Rhye, Stars). The animated video for the single was premiered today via Clash Magazine, who write that the "gorgeous new video sets a touching animation against Low Hum's beautiful songwriting." "I Don't Know Me Like You Do" follows lead single "Strange Love", praised by The 405 for its "vitality and freneticism" and Buzz Bands LA as "a groove-heavy, neo-psychedelic head trip from the mind."

"For this video," says Low Hum's Collin Desha, "I wanted to have a narrative that spoke to the song's meaning so I wrote a story about a robot finding out who he is by discovering a humanoid mermaid. I loved the idea of a human teaching a robot about how to feel alive. Bryan Lee who also did the animation for "Strange Love", helped me bring that to life and visually touches on the idea that love and self love comes in all shapes and sizes, which I was very into."

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"'I Don't Know Me Like You Do' is one of my favorite songs on the record," says Desha, "because it reveals a level of honesty from me as a writer. On the one hand it's a self-reflective song about figuring out who you are under all the complicated layers, but also realizing that certain things in your life can help you understand that when you may not be able to."

The debut full-length album from Hawaiian born producer and multi-instrumentalist Collin Desha is the follow up to his eponymous lowhum EP, which won praise and a growing following around the Los Angeles music scene for its captivating mix of psychedelic pop and spaced out rock. With Room To Breathe, which Desha wrote, produced and tracked most of the instruments for, Low Hum further explores a heady mix of late night soundscapes and danceable grooves.

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Collin Desha's most indelible memories were formed growing up in Hawaii in his native culture's lifestyle - surrounded by the ocean and traditional Hawaiian music. It wasn't until the self-proclaimed "surf punk kid" picked up the ukulele at 12 years old that he found his life's calling. "That's essentially what got me into music," he says. "I still surf, but once the music thing took over, that changed the course of my life."

At 17, Desha arrived in Los Angeles, green and hungry to expand his musical identity. "I was so secluded in Hawaii creatively and musically," he says. "So once I got here, I tried to absorb everything the scene had to offer." He also imprinted upon films like Alfonso Cuarón's dystopian classic Children of Men and cinema auteurs like Stanley Kubrick and applied the sense of wonderment they instilled in him to his own craft. "How can I distort the process? How can I do something that's different, or creatively different than just writing a song?" he remembers thinking.

Inspired by his LA peers who controlled their creative process, from writing to recording to production, Desha adopted the moniker Low Hum and set up his home studio, determined to write with "no boundaries." Shortly after meeting Parisian drummer/producer Jules De Gasperis, the two west coast transplants' began working together, which resulted in a five-track EP lowhum, showcasing Low Hum's honeyed, haunting vocals and subtle psychedelic arrangements reminiscent of Tame Impala.

These understated yet profound pop sensibilities suffuse Low Hum's forthcoming full-length, Room to Breathe. From the chugging sprawl of lead single "Strange Love," inspired by the film Dr. Strangelove, to "Crimson Cardinal," a powerful meditation on depression and loss following the death of a very close friend, the LP will be a fittingly widescreen introduction to Desha's music. "Not a lot of people know Low Hum, and that's what I'm really excited about," he says. "There's a lot to share."

Last Gang is a music company founded in 2003 and credited with launching the careers of Metric, Death From Above 1979, MSTRKRFT and Crystal Castles. The company is also well known for its work with Arkells, Ryan Hemsworth, Operators, Lights, Chromeo, Rhye, and Sango. Last Gang is an Entertainment One company.

Photo Credit: Zane Roessell

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