Today we're going to start taking a closer look at some of the artists on our site. Today's pick is John Lowe, who records religious music both instrumental and with vocals. Lowe comes from Kirtland, New Mexico. A practicing Mormon, Lowe aspires to write the kind of hymns that could be played in church. "I don't want to be a pop star, instead I would like to be a hymn writer for the Church...that is what my goal is," he says.
Interestingly, Lowe even guides us into the feeling and atmosphere he hopes to conjure up through his songwriting. "A large majority of my songs are written in the minor scale. I love using the minor chords because it helps me create these dramatic, serious melodies with my lyrics," he comments on his profile page. He goes on: "I love sad scriptures in the Book Of Mormon..." which, with the minor key he talked about, makes for songs that have that massive and serious vibe to them that Lowe hopes to capture.
Using a synthesizer, Lowe is able to make a lot of sounds on his own - the big sounding, instrumental "Alien World" is a good example.
He has quite a discography up on the site, which includes multiple versions of many of his songs. Take a listen!