Hear Low’s Majestic, Jeff Tweedy-Produced ‘So Blue’
'The Invisible Way' shows up March 19 via Sub Pop
Low’s The Invisible Way, due out March 19 via Sub Pop, is shaping up to be impressively multi-hued. The first song from the Minnesota band’s upcoming album, “Plastic Cup,” showed the album’s producer, Wilco singer-guitarist Jeff Tweedy, had only burnished the folksiness already latent in the band’s gothic balladry. The next preview, “Just Make It Stop,” was more upbeat and catchy, like a Belle and Sebastian for the snowy Lake Superior region. Now comes “So Blue,” the loveliest so far and a pounding, piano-based track that keeps climbing toward catharsis. “We two collide / Songs weaving a line / Into the air,” Mimi Parker sings gracefully. Here’s the sound of that impact: kind of blue, but radiantly so.