Low Hum’s New Album Nonfiction Showcases Indie Electro-Rock Skills

3.9 out of 5 stars

Low Hum’s newest album Nonfiction is much better than I thought it was going to be after a few minutes in. Let me explain…

There are very few times when I like bands or artists that use more electronic instrumentation than actual musical instruments, but it has become a pretty standard thing among multi-instrumentalists and solo acts to use electronic instruments more often in their music. So, I can’t hold that against anybody as much as I used to.

There were some songs that are quite catchy on the album, and overall it was a fun album to listen to.

The style isn’t quite my cup of tea as much as a straight-up rock band would be, for example, but I do like some bands that fit into this genre like MGMT and Empire of the Sun (to some extent).

This album overall kinda washes over me as I listen to it. Only a few songs really stand out from the crowd, but the overall album is a good audio experience.

Model Me” and “Escape” are probably my favorite two songs on the album with the latter being the most radio ready single on the album, in my opinion.

Escape” also has a cool little guitar solo in it that stands out.

“Model Me” might be the best song though overall. It’s a bit more of an uptempo song that also is a contemplative song based on a lyrical subject matter that brings more of a personal touch to the album. It’s definitely one of those songs that makes a lot of sense for a musical project based out of Los Angeles as it touches on the fakeness of people.

Phantasms” is a cool song as well with a much harder rock riff throughout that makes it sound a bit darker. Of course, it’s probably purposeful as the song explores the nuance of dreams versus reality.

If you are a fan of electro rock (as I call it), then this is an album you should check out as it has a lot of complex musical elements to it that make it pretty interesting to listen to. For me though, it’s just the end result that I look for from a rock album typically. I still have listened to the album about 3 times in 3 days just to get more of a feel for it. I wouldn’t do that if it was a bad album.