Before releasing his sophomore album All 4 Nothing, Lowe celebrated with fans the day before at an intimate iHeartRadio album release party. Fans at home were able to get in on the action by tuning in to iHeartRadio’s Hit Nation station. In addition to playing to show off his new music, the singer also sat down with iHeartRadio’s JoJo Wright for a Q&A, which made some interesting revelations such as how he lost himself in the creative process for this album, how he worked for good. He considered giving up music, and the major realization that inspired many new songs.
With a wonderful introduction to JoJo,
Praised for All 4 Nothing as the singer’s most personal project to date, Lowe began the night with the album’s title track, “All 4 Nothing (I’m So in Love)”. In a previous statement, the singer/songwriter explained that it, “is a song about loving someone so much at a time in your life when you’re still in the process of learning how to love yourself and not fear that. How can your own personal insecurities ruin a love that can be so real and transformative. In short, this is a song about love and devotion to life.
After finishing the emotional track
Lowe greeted fans and listeners at home and encouraged them all to make noise. “I need to hear you from everywhere,” he said before launching into his next track, “I’m So Tired.” The singer teamed up with pop peer Troy Sivan for the song, which was featured on his 2019 compilation album I Met You When I Was 18 (The Playlist).
jojo came out after the first two songs
sat down with Lowe to discuss the hurdles and concerns he’s facing on his second full-length album after 2020’s How I’m Feeling. “They say sophistication is the hardest album. Is that true in your opinion?” Lowe replied honestly, “Yeah, I mean, it was tough but at the same time it was really fun. I just freestyle a bunch and had a great time.” He revealed that the biggest difference between All 4 Nothing compared to his first album was the actual process of making them.
during lockdown time
“I tried to think as little as possible,” Louv said. “I made it during the [Covid-19] lockdown time and I was at home with so many of my thoughts and I was trying to get away from my thoughts for a second. I was like, ‘I’m just on I’m gonna turn on the microphone and make these songs and don’t overthink them.'” JoJo then asked Lowe why he felt the need to extend his normal song-making process.
How I’m Feeling, All These Different Versions of Me on the Cover
“I was definitely thinking a lot about myself and the person I was trying to be in the world. My last album, How I’m Feeling, had all these different versions of me on the cover. Me. Looks like I was going through a lot of identity crises and I was like, I just need to have fun and not think and just freestyle. Yeah, so that’s how the album happened.” Lowe then went on to say that the new “fun” creative process began with him trying out things he did infrequently on YouTube. “I was really bad and I’m still bad at that,” the singer joked, “but you know. Never heard of that.
jojo said before bringing it up
Luv was once ready to walk away from music. “Punch on me if it’s just bullshit,” JoJo said before bringing it up, but Lowe confirmed it was true and even revealed, “Yeah, definitely at several points. But we don’t need to go there.” JoJo asked if they were glad that Lowe hadn’t given up on the music, so the crowd cheered. They discussed the meaning behind one of the previously released tracks from the new album “26”.
I think ever since I was writing songs at the age of 12, I’ve always dreamed of doing this music in a big way. And I think at the time I thought it would solve my internal issues, my worries, my insecurities, my fears, all that.” He continued, “That’s when I realized it didn’t fix anything and Actually made it worse then I was fine. That’s how a lot of songs on this album happened. It was like I needed to fix the hole inside me instead of looking for other people to fix it or other ways to fix it.”