Breaking Me is the first single from producer Curtis Lowe. The song has been streamed over 2 million times and has been featured on Apple Music’s Hot Tracks Playlist, Spotify’s Sad Beats, EDM Sauce, Consequence of Sound, and Popfiltr Playlists.
“Breaking Me” is a delicious little piece of deep melodic house. With a tropical tinge, deep house groove, and some beautiful melodic female vocals of Naomi Wild, “Breaking Me” sounds like the anthem for a sunset on an Ibiza beach. – EDMSauce.com
Curtis Lowe is a new project from NYC-based producer Conor Cook. The debut EP, Sad Bangers Vol. 1, features collaborations from Naomi Wild (Odesza – Higher Ground), Ben Duffy of Fenech Soler (Fenech Soler – Last Forever, Claptone – In the Night), TOMI (TOMI – Carry You), and James King of Fitz and the Tantrums (Fitz and the Tantrums – Hand Clap, M83 – Midnight Cities). Art Direction is by Leif Podhasky (Tame Impala, Foals). Breaking Me comes out on November 30th and the full EP is out on January 18th, via Spotify Direct. Conor is also one third of VHS Collection, whose songs have been streamed over 60 million times.
Curtis Lowe Artist Quote:
This is a project about collaborations more than anything. I’ve been writing songs with some great musicians and friends over the last year and am excited to begin releasing music under Curtis Lowe. The songwriting happened in a variety of sessions in NYC and LA, but most of the production was done alone in my apartment in Brooklyn. I drew a lot of the inspiration for the sonics of the project from 90’s House / Chicago House music, married with modern production elements, and darker songwriting themes. Organic instrumental performances are an important part of these songs as well (there’s guitar or sax on every track on the EP), as are hardware synths. A Juno 106, SH101, Prophet, and Moog are all in the mix and help to give the tracks character and weight. Breaking Me has all the core elements that this project is about and the vocals from Naomi Wild felt really special right from the start. Like most tracks I work on, seventy five percent of the song was written in a couple of hours, but it took several months of tinkering with arrangements, sounds, and mixing to get it all to really work. I’m looking forward to releasing a lot more music that sounds like this in 2019.