Paul Alexander Low

FRESH: ‘Hell Yeah!” – Paul Alexander Low

Paul Alexander Low says “Hell Yeah!”

If you’ve never heard of Paul Alexander Low, then that’s because you’re not looking in the right places! Paul is from Hampshire in the UK and is a singer-songwriter behind many vibrant, beautiful folk-pop blues inspired songs powered by a talent for writing music that combines a story of both the joys and heartaches of life. Paul has just released his second single, the spirited “Hell Yeah!”, and we just had to feature it and tell the world about it!

Paul took time out recently to talk to us here at talkaboutpopmusic.com about his music, his life and his hopes for the future, and this is what he said: “I started playing the guitar at 16 but I had my feet firmly on the ground from a young age, thanks to solid encouragement from my Dad. i.e. “You can do what you want” – play your guitar and sing – “but get an education first…right”!?, OK Dad, good plan! I stepped straight onto the corporate career conveyor belt from university and never managed to jump off!”.

“I also split my time over the last 25 years practicing and at times competing in martial arts, even winning two National championships along the way. However, I never stopped writing, gigging and having a strong passion for music. I have written with some platinum-selling songwriters, Mike Garvin, Chris Neil, Martin Sutton, and supported chart-topping artists at live shows like Charlie Dore, The Korgis. Now it’s time for me to push myself out there, I feel like it’s my time, finally. So, is it too late for me? I hope not. The music industry has changed radically in the last 10-15 years thanks to the internet. The old barriers to entry have gone so perhaps with the right approach and a lot of hard work I can find a way to cut through”.

“Ultimately music is something I do because I love it. I write for myself openly and honestly because it’s a key form of expression, a way to release and expose my subconscious thoughts. I have been told I have my own unique pop folk, blues style, that my songs expose a truly sensitive artist with melodies and lyrics that cut straight through to the core. I have been compared vocally to Don Henley and Bryan Adams. Humbling for sure. My influences are varied and include Rock Bands like Led Zeppelin to AC/DC to Queen, American Pop Rock bands like Train and Vertical Horizon, Singer-Songwriters like Shawn Mullins to Joni Mitchel, Folk Singers like Cara Dillon, and even classical music”.

“The variety in taste also comes from playing different instruments like Guitar and Piano, wanting to understand a great song, and play it. I also write in several styles from Pop to folk, to blues to rock to country, and a combination of several at times. Ideally, I don’t want to be pigeon-holed and want to be able to wander across genre but if you press me, I’ll say I fit into the Folk Pop genre”.

Paul’s debut solo single was released in August 2020. “Feel Your Heart Come Alive” is about someone who is full of passion, love, hopes and dreams but holds themselves back through a fear of rejection or judgement. With love and support, they can set themselves free. His second single, “Hell Yeah!”, from the forthcoming EP of the same name is a proposal song. Paul adds: “I was inspired to write it by my own efforts at proposing to my fiancée and how I imagined her reaction. Fortunately, she said yes, admittedly she didn’t say hell yeah! but it amounted the same thing”.

“Hell Yeah!” the EP is due out on 1st November and Paul has already started recording the album, due for release mid-2021.

For more about Paul, check out his WEBSITE and his FACEBOOK page

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!