UK R&B quintet MiC LOWRY discuss why new EP ‘MOOD’ plays on “social media’s culture”

Publication: Niji Magazine                                                             Date: 2nd November 2017


Taking us on a trip down memory lane, they began sharing how they got together. “We knew about each other whilst growing up in secondary school” they said. Despite this, it was not until they began attending vocal workshops that they got acquainted with each other. This is where they began “singing together” and truly understanding how each of their own vocal abilities could come together to make what we identify as MiC LOWRY today. They formed a close bond, recognise each other as “family” and even went onto say “we see more of each other than our own families”. Many remain unaware of just how MiC LOWRY started and that the group occurred naturally. It is their collective “love for music and singing” that continues to strengthen their bond.

“This is a friendship that has passed the point of being considered a friendship, it has now become a family” band member Ben reiterates. We then ventured onto the topic of Bieber’s European Tour. MiC LOWRY then went on to share a rare, completely unexpected and surreal moment. They explained that one night, themselves and all of Bieber’s crew headed back to his mansion. What began as a regular party with music and festivities ended with Bieber switching off the lights and music and then uttering “let’s all have a game of hide and seek”. Strangely enough, they ended up playing “manhunt” in one of Bieber’s mansions.

Having been in the industry for a couple years now, I believed it vital that the boys share any advice from their experiences with other groups who are also trying to come up in the industry…

“Rehearse as often as possible. When you’re harmonizing and singing together the main contributor to that is just making sure that you’re all singing regularly. Subconsciously your voices will kind of fit where they need to be. You’ll be able to familiarize yourselves with each other’s sound. We’ve been doing this now together for six years. It’s a lot of time spent singing together. We started focusing on doing music covers and different arrangements. Looking back on it now, it would’ve been great if we would have started by writing together. We left this original side of things. We think artists should start with this creative side of things, focusing on the original music as soon as possible. As with singing, it takes a while to become rounded artists and know what exact sound you want to make together.”