Premiere: Mo Lowda & The Humble’s “Snowbird” Is a Sweetly Soaring Triumph

Mo Lowda & The Humble © Lauren Fithian
Mo Lowda & The Humble © Lauren Fithian
Hauntingly beautiful and sweetly driving, Mo Lowda & The Humble’s 2021 return single “Snowbird” is an intimate, soft, and soaring triumph of sound and emotion.
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Hauntingly beautiful and sweetly driving, Mo Lowda & The Humble’s 2021 return single is an intimate, soft, and soaring triumph of sound and emotion. A gentle, gorgeous outpouring of glistening alternative rock comes to bear in “Snowbird” as the Philadelphia band come to life

Snowbird - Mo Lowda & The Humble
Snowbird – Mo Lowda & The Humble
My pain gets multiplied
When the cold months seem to close my blinds… my blinds.
But when the ice coated the cars outside
You’d always seem to ease my mind.
You’re my snowbird
In the window sill.
You’re my snowbird
And I’m missing you still.

Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering “Snowbird,” Mo Lowda & The Humble’s first single of the year and their first release since 2020’s third LP, Ready Coat. The Philadelphia-based band of Jordan Caiola (who’s also been featured here for his self-titled solo project), Shane Woods, and Jeff Lucci, Mo Lowda & The Humble have steadily carved out a sizable space for themselves in the indie rock space over the past decade thanks to their cinematic performances, tasteful nuance and subtlety, and exceptionally soulful sound – a testament, at least in part, to frontman Jordan Caiola’s smoldering vocals.

Those vocals that have seared and sucker-punched the ears on past records come alive once again with radiant strength on “Snowbird,” a tender reckoning that deals with seasonal depression and anxiety – an emotional kind of darkness that, at some point or other, affects all of us. Caiola’s beautiful voice resonates alongside charged guitars and churning drums as he sings:

When the darkness intensified,
You’d spread your fragile wings and let me inside.
‘Cause the only thing that melts the ice
are the ones who come looking when we hide.

And you’d look for me every time, my
Snowbird
In the window sill.
You’re my snowbird
And I’m missing you still.

“‘Snowbird’ deals with themes of seasonal depression, and being fortunate enough to have someone who helps you through it,” Mo Lowda & The Humble’s Jordan Caiola tells Atwood Magazine. “Instrumentally, the driving acoustic guitars provide the most glaring departure from our previous material. Locking in with the featured electric guitar riff, the bass and drums bump throughout. The song actually started with a 4 year old voice memo/demo that I dug up and revisited. It was labeled “Brownie Groove” and was essentially just a loop of that sort of cyclical intro riff and it lacked a strong lyrical direction. After some time tinkering around with it again, the verse chords were written and the lyrical content soon followed.”

“That falsetto hook was the first thing to come out of my mouth while I was just strumming the chords and trying to find melodies. I really loved that imagery so I structured the rest of the narrative around it. The ‘Snowbird’ itself being the figure in our lives who helps us through the winter blues. The entire outro/bridge was written in-studio during the recording process and made this seemingly short song into a journey that moves quite a bit from beginning to end, which we loved about it. Plus, the drop out really highlights the acoustic guitar that pushes the song throughout.”

Mo Lowda & The Humble © Lauren Fithian
Mo Lowda & The Humble © Lauren Fithian

“Snowbird” arrives at the end of the summer just as Mo Lowda & The Humble embark on a two-month tour that will see see them playing throughout September, October, and early November (see below for dates and click for tickets). As intricate as it is simply stunning, the song showcases the very best of the band’s talents: Sonically, lyrically, and meaningfully expressive, it hits home hard and leaves an instant mark.

…Thought I caught a glimpse of you
Down near 2nd and Market.
Head to toe in your winter blues and that Sherpa coat that I bought you…
When you were my snowbird in the window sill.

Stream “Snowbird” exclusively on Atwood Magazine, and stay tuned for more from Mo Lowda & The Humble in the months to come.

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