Lower Dens: Confidently Embracing Hypnotic Pop

Lower Dens' third album, Escape From Evil, is out March 31 via Ribbon Music. (Frank Hamilton/Courtesy of the artist)
Lower Dens’ third album, Escape From Evil, is out March 31 via Ribbon Music. (Frank Hamilton/Courtesy of the artist)

Whether in her early years as an inward-looking and confessional songwriter, or as the enigmatic creative center of Lower Dens, Jana Hunter has always seemed like a mysterious, reserved figure. Content to mask her voice amid the foggy, blissed-out atmosphere of the Baltimore band, Hunter came off like a shy frontwoman on stage, tolerating the attention because she was driven to perform as a means to push through her own anxiety and internal darkness.

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