December 6, 2022

Low's Mimi Parker dies after battle with cancer - Rolling Stone

Low’s Mimi Parker dies after battle with cancer – Rolling Stone

Mimi Parker, who Lush soprano vocals and simple drumming helped define ‘Slow’ a littleHe died after a battle with ovarian cancer.

Her husband, Low captain Alan Sparhawk, confirmed the news on Twitter, “Friends, it’s hard to put the universe into language and in a short message, but…she passed away last night, surrounded by family and love, including you. Keep her name close And sacred. Share this moment with someone who needs you. Love is really the most important thing.”

In recent months, Low has had to cancel several tour dates while Parker underwent treatment for ovarian cancer. “There have been tough days, but your love has supported us and will continue to lift us through this time,” Sparhawk wrote in an Instagram message To fans on October 7, Parker said she developed cancer in December 2020.

Parker and Sparhawk, a couple who surprised reporters with talking about how they were Mormons, formed Low in Duluth, Minneosta in 1993. A number of guitarists put together the trio, which was initially known for how slow they played. their inspiration, according to A 1995 painting an interview With Sparhawk, “Eno, Joy Division, and the boredom of living in Duluth.”

Their first album 1994 I can live in hopeIt had sparse formats with some songs moving at a slow pace, but for listeners who could pass the stress test, the songs were beautiful. The colorful 10-minute “Lullaby,” which featured Parker’s long lyrics, can evoke tears and feelings of longing. Parker’s drum set at the time only contained a snare and a high hat.

The trio built up their vocals and raised the tempo a bit, attracting a buzz from indie rock fans for albums like 2001’s Things we lost in the fire and 2005 The Great Destroyer, which featured the vocal harmony of Parker’s and Sparhawk. Robert Plant, former Led Zeppelin captain, was affected by this The Great Destroyer Silver Rider Which features the couple singing in tandem, it’s cover the song on him joy squad album.

After gaining support from their cover of “Little Drummer Boy” that appeared in a Gap commercial around 2001, they finally moved onto the pop charts with 2007. Barrels and gunsalthough they did not give up their voice, incorporating electronic instruments into their studio business.

Their interest in electronics peaked on their last two albums, 2018 double errorAnd last year oh what. rolling rock The last album, which was more experimental in its construction than previous LPs while retaining poppy tunes, gave positive reviewpraising the couple’s harmony and highlighting Parker’s performance in “More” as one of the highlights.

The magazine wrote that the “best song on the album, ‘More’,” offers Parker to make sense of a bittersweet life (“I should have asked for more than I got”) on heavy metal electronics but with the single “la-la.” -Don’t hold back and Sparhawk howl, ‘aaa-ooooo’, which makes it more bittersweet than downright cruel. “

Parker felt that the fact that the band didn’t have much success, especially during their grunge boom, allowed them more creative leeway. “We will try to replicate this success throughout our career,” she said. Eagle last year. “This, frankly, allowed us to do whatever we wanted. It gave us the freedom to surprise ourselves and hopefully, surprise others too.”