A songwriter first, Baxter Low views their lyrics as a dialogue with the subconscious mind

For someone who says they struggle with time, alum sure had made the most of their days, releasing two albums and working on a third, during the pandemic


Graphic by Theo Roe

Over their two pandemic albums, Baxter Low, the self-proclaimed “musician/occultist/aspiring artist,” has seen their sound improve and evolve into what they call “cosmic folk pop.”

Theo Roe, Alysa Spiro, and Evelyn Griffin

Baxter Lowrimore has always struggled with time.

“Whether it’s moving too fast or moving too slowly,” they said, “time and I have never really gotten along.”

In this episode of Feedback Loop, hosts Alysa Spiro and Evelyn Griffin are taken on a journey through dreamy, atmospheric melodies and haunting vocals. Lowrimore combines art and spirituality, exploring their complicated relationship with the dilation of time. They wonder if, perhaps, we have more control over the fabric of time than we might think.

They say that time moves differently in your dreams and I wonder, if you can control your dreams, are you able to control the passage of time?

— Baxter Lowrimore

“They say that time moves differently in your dreams,” they said, “and I wonder, if you can control your dreams, are you able to control the passage of time?”

Having put out two albums (The Thing About Time and Back at the Start) during the pandemic under the name Baxter Low, the self-proclaimed “musician/occultist/aspiring artist” has witnessed their sound gradually improve and come to define itself as “cosmic folk pop.” Listeners can expect a major stylistic shift in their third album, to be released this fall. Still, Lowrimore plans on sticking to celestial motifs. 

“I think that is a through line across my first two albums and my upcoming third one,” Lowrimore said.

Taking inspiration from the likes of Stevie Nicks and Elliott Smith, Lowrimore’s songwriting comes first. If you are looking for a soundtrack to your late-night drive or existential crisis, their lyrics will resonate with you.

“I view my songwriting as a dialogue with my subconscious mind,” they said. “I’m sure Freud would have some things to say about that.”

Lowrimore will be attending Sarah Lawrence College this fall but will try their best to continue putting out music, although, considering they currently work alone, it may be with less frequency. They are likely to study music and religious anthropology.

I’m sure I’ll keep writing songs because I don’t think I can survive as a human being without that.

— Baxter Lowrimore

“I’m sure I’ll keep writing songs because I don’t think I can survive as a human being without that,” they said. “But I do hope that I’ll start new ventures and adventures because, again, what’s the point if I’m not doing new stuff?”

It is safe to say you can expect great things to come from Baxter Lowrimore. They have limitless potential and hope for their creative future, and know the artist they become will recall their formative musical years fondly.

“When we look at who we were in the past, we are not always proud of what we’ve done, and there often is a lot of embarrassment or self-hatred and degradation surrounding who we were,” they said, “but I think if we can have compassion for our past selves then we’ll end up a lot happier in the future.”