Lowell on her song “LGBT” and lending a track to the “Faking It” mid-season finale



AE: What do you want to do down the line? Who would you want to work with?

Lowell: Right now, I’m working on my next album, so producer-wise I want to work with Paul Epworth. I’ve sort of spent the last few years backwards as an indie artist because I haven’t really worked with a lot of actual bands or musicians. I’m a studio rat so I’ve just worked with a ton of producers. A part of me wants to work with people that have a fanbase and are on the road and are in the same position I am in now. It’s hard to say. I love A Tribe Called Red. I think they’re literally the best thing going right now, and I would do anything to work with them. They’re friends of mine, too, so working with them would just be calling them up. Maybe Modest Mouse? Oh! It’d be amazing to work with Diplo.

AE: What do you have planned for the rest of the year?

Lowell: I have no time right now. I’m just trying to keep my head above water. I’m lucky because I’ve already written my album so I just need to block out a couple of weeks so I can produce it. Other than that, I’m doing more ghostwriting and touring. I just finished making an “I Love You Money” music video that’s gonna be out soon, and I’m excited about that. The world is my oyster!

AE: Is there anything else besides music you’d like to get into?

Lowell: I’m trying to figure that out because it’s never only been music for me, but now that I’m so busy with it, I feel like I’m going to have to start focusing on one thing. I have a tendency to be too involved in everything. This “I Love You Money” music video, I wrote the treatment and a friend of mine directed it, Norman Wong, who’s like my Andy Warhol. I’m his Debbie Harry. That means I went with him to all the scouting and casting because I just want everything to be perfect and my vision. I need to learn how to pass that stuff off, otherwise I’m going to have a bunch of half-finished projects. Maybe in a few years I’ll do all visuals. For a whole year I’ll just do art. 

AE: It’s all about building trust with people and building a team of people who know what you want.

Lowell: It is about trust. It’s really hard in the music industry. Everyone’s trying to screw you over and it’s so hard to relinquish control. I have a really amazing manager and my old manager was amazing, so it was nice to have that person who can do all the business stuff. There’s nobody that I work with that I don’t respect or who’s not my friend. My team is a family to me, so that’s nice. But definitely when it comes to art, I don’t trust anyone to do a good enough job except for a very small amount of people. 

AE: Do you have an end goal in mind or are you just about surprising yourself?

Lowell: I have no idea. [Laughs.] Obviously the dream is to be able to be an artist and support yourself. That in and of itself is enough of a task. I have a nice long bucket list of things that I’d like to achieve. It’s important not to have your goals too set in stone because when new opportunities come to you, you will likely be more brave and spontaneous and take them. But it’s also good to have an end goal so you don’t get distracted all the time.

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