Low's Alan Sparhawk to Release Solo Album This Year

'White Roses, My God' will arrive sometime in the fall

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BY Megan LaPierrePublished Apr 11, 2024

In the wake of Mimi Parker's tragic death in 2022, Low are the subject of a profile in The New Yorker today. In addition to a bouquet of reverent quotes on the band's weighty influence from the likes of Sharon Van Etten, Phoebe Bridgers and Perfume Genius, it catches up with where Parker's widower and bandmate, Alan Sparhawk, has been at with everything — and reveals that he's working on a solo album.

Recent months have seen Sparhawk return to performing live, both under his own name and as part of Derecho Rhythm Section, which includes contributions from two of his and Parker's children. Sparhawk has played opening sets for Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Lampchop, and it's possible that he's been road-testing the new material that will constitute a forthcoming album entitled White Roses, My God.

Noted rather far down in the profile, the musician is gearing up to release a solo record under his own name sometime this fall. "I was messing with this rigid stuff," Sparhawk told the publication's Justin Taylor. "There were moments where it would quickly become very visceral, very spontaneous. You've created the structure for it to happen and come through you, but you're trusting the universe about what is going to come in."

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