White Horses
by Low

Album: Hey What (2021)
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Songfacts®:

  • Low ride in on their Hey What album with this discombobulated soundscape. The track starts off with a guitar and amp sound collage until 40 seconds in, when Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker's voices join over flickering instrumentation. The song ends with a single note thud playing for over a minute.
  • Lyrically, "White Horses" is about the search for transcendence and surrendering to the universe. "That song in particular cane out of therapy," Sparhawk told Mojo magazine. "I'm always dealing with mental health stuff and there's been some moments where I've come to the surface and maybe taken a deep breath and that song came out of that. Let's try to see if there's some sense of something rising out of the ashes."
  • Hey What is Low's 13th full-length album and technically the first Sparhawk and Parker created as a duo. Their bassist, Steve Garrington, departed in 2020.
  • BJ Burton (Bon Iver, Charli XCX, Lizzo) produced Hey What. It is Low's third recording helmed by Burton, following Ones and Sixes (2015) and Double Negative (2018).

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