Seventeen-year-old multi-instrumentalist Lucy Lowis carries a voice that is utterly timeless. A sound that feels older and well seasoned, the artist has also mastered the art of self-reflection and hope. Today, she releases the latest installment for the beloved Kill Rock Stars 30th anniversary collection: “Say Yes” / “No Name #1” Elliott Smith cover single package. “No Name #1” originally appeared on Roman Candle. “Say Yes” originally appeared as the 12th and final track of Elliott Smith’s 1997 album, Either/Or.
Lowis says on the singles: “I chose to cover ‘Say Yes’ and ‘No Name #1’ because I admire Elliott’s intricate and unpredictable melodies. I love his music and wanted to show my appreciation for his songs.”
The label shares, “Elliott Smith’s musical legacy is an enduring inspiration and influence to many people, including Lucy Lowis. Elliott’s timeless songs, combined with his history with the seminal Kill Rock Stars label, makes him a daunting artist to pay tribute to. However, singer/songwriter Lucy Lowis manages to honor the original music while putting their own creative spin and stylings on Elliott’s songs “Say Yes” and “No Name # 1.” We hope you enjoy the new renditions.”
Lucy Lowis paints vibrant sonic images through diverse instrumentation, driven primarily by ukulele, guitar, and piano. Her debut album, Seventh Cycle Soul, is a collection of personal reflections and stories that trace through the nuances of daily life. Lucy is busy in the studio recording new songs for her second album, planned for 2022 release.
2021 marks 30 years of Kill Rock Stars. Special releases and announcements will fill this anniversary year, including a new cover singles series titled Stars Rock Kill (Rock Stars), where 40+ artists from around the world will cover tracks from KRS’ expansive catalogue including Mary Lou Lord & Mikaela Davis, Fruit Bats, Shamir, Xiu Xiu, Habibi, TEKE::TEKE, Anaïs Mitchell and more.
The Stars Rock Kill (Rock Stars) digital cover series subscription is $20 (for at least 40 tracks). After purchasing, they’ll receive a download alert as each new cover in the series is released. Purchase it here.