In addition to the live dates, the Oxford quartet have released new single Who’s Having The Greatest Time? from their upcoming debut album If You Could Have It All Again.
Speaking about the lyrical meaning of Who’s Having The Greatest Time, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter of the track Jamie Jay explained, “Who’s Having The Greatest Time? is about the negative performative nature of Instagram, an environment which is constantly telling you that everyone only wants to see strength and victories, but seeing either of these makes us consistently depressed and insecure. The song is from the point of view of someone challenging a friend about how they both have come to use the platform. They then toy with the tempting and liberating idea of leaving the whole thing behind for good.”
The album itself marks a goodbye to the things that hold us back and keep us in limbo, a liberation from conflict and false starts.
Low Island are Carlos Posada (vocals/multi-instrumentalist), Jamie Jay (Backing vocals/multi-instrumentalist/producer), Jacob Lively (Bass and keys) and Felix Higginbottom (Percussion/Drums). Who’s Having The Greatest Time? is out today via Emotional Interference, ahead of debut album If You Could Have It All Again on 16th April.
When do Low Island headline at YES Manchester?
Low Island headline at Manchester’s YES on 14 September 2021. The Manchester gig is one of six shows they have announced:
3 September – Oxford, Jericho Tavern
14 September – Manchester, YES
15 September – Brighton, Hoe and Ruin
17 September – London, Moth Club
25 September – Bristol, Dot to Dot Festival
26 September – Nottingham, Dot to Dot Festival
image of Low Island courtesy Evelin Van Rei