Attention world! Here is the first release of a sweet team up by already established Soundcloud remixer/producer Sowlmate and his buddy Lu, who delivers the lovely vocals, to make “Hopeful Words” into an actual sweet heartfelt song, instead of a remix. Good to see young cats creating original music after the whole remix craze that went down in recent years and good to be asserted that some of them, like our buddy Sowlmate, are actually creating music that goes much deeper than any of their remixes ever could.
“Hopeful Words” has become a favourite of mine ever since “Max” aka Sowlmate played it for us the very first time. Some might say it sounds too much like Milky Chance and that whole style is ‘so last year’, but the truth is, Milky Chance had one good song (nothing else) and never followed up with anything. They simply failed to, same as all the dj cats that got signed to cater to these hippie-folk-pop-dance demands but ultimately never went anywhere except Felix (Jaehn) who made his own thing sound wise. Just telling from the many people that surround me, the demand and thirst for this kind of music has never ceased, but rather been pushed back because nobody has delivered the goods. Maybe Lu & Sowlmate can change things around and this EP is a good indicator that these 2 young cats just want to create honest music without any of the hypes & clichés that the ‘music industry’ and labels are pushing for.
“Hopeful Words” is a touching original tune with an incredibly infectious feel to make it a true winner for 2018 and put a smile on your face. I am glad and happy for the both of them that they didn’t listen to anyone from radio promoters, to managers, label execs and distributors, and instead delivered what music they felt right and what they love themselves. This is a golden rule in life – if you follow your heart and really do what you like with a positive mind-set and an open heart, you will always find enough people who enjoy the same things you do. This is how you create your grassroots and in time will grow with whatever you are doing. And in the case of Lu & Sowlmate it’s beautiful, honest music that doesn’t need hypes and styles but rather an open heart & mind.
These were my “Hopeful Words” ;) – Stream/Buy the EP: goo.gl/BAJp5C