In 2008, while off the road with the band Sevendust, for only a week, Clint Lowery wrote and recorded the first EP for his side project, Hello Demons Meet Skeletons. Produced by Corey Lowery, Clint Lowery played every instrument and sang every vocal part on the album. This project was not for self gratification, side income or to gain popularity. This was Clint’s artistic way of touching on very personal subjects while moving forward, leaving the past behind, but never forgetting what he has learned. This is what music is all about folks. Sure, the cookie cutter songs we hear on the radio everyday are great, but nothing touches the soul like true personal art, a painting from within, a sketch of the heart.
The first 6 song EP was entitled “Chills” was digitally released on Oct 12, 2008 but Clint did not stop there. He went on to release multiple solo songs such as “The Drive” “Kicking Tree” “Bitter” and Lowery also recorded two more EPs entitled “Words that sing well” and “Uncomfortable Silence”. These songs were not intended to be blasted on the radio in rotation; they were a release of what was inside of Lowery’s soul. This song writing master has successfully formed life experiences into well a written, lyrical art form.
On June 6th, 2013, Lowery stated that he will release the final chapter to his HDMS project. The EP, entitled “Choices”, is set to be released on October 22nd and I for one cannot wait for this release. For a taste of what is sure to be an extremely powerful EP, you can check out the official lyric video on Youtube for the song “I give up”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khTuStErRE8
As a writer myself, I personally can relate to the challenge of molding your past life experiences into lyrical form. For some it’s a struggle, for Lowery, it seems to come naturally. Lowery is simply a master at this. There is nothing more capturing and pleasing to the ears than the actual soul of a person being presented through music. My hat is off to Mr. Clint Lowery for taking a musical side project to an untouchable place.