Löwin Reborn With New Single Fool for Thinking

Sara Houser stands out on pop single

Before today, Sara Houser never put out a track devoid of guitar. In fact, the singer/multi-instrumentalist sat on her latest batch of recordings because she didn’t know if they were stylistically suited to be songs for Löwin.

Sarah Houser of Löwin (Photo by Kate Blaising)

To paraphrase the track’s title, she’d be a “Fool for Thinking” that. The song is one the most heavenly vocal performance she’s turned in, regardless of which project it gets filed under.

The three-minute song represents a stark directional shift for her longstanding quartet, whose evolution from the hard rock of 2015’s Royal Jelly EP to the enchanting indie pop of last year’s Heavy as the Sun knows no boundaries. The new tune samples drums and features prominent synth work, layered backup vocals, and an overall spaciousness that allows the melodies to jump out.

Houser reports that she’s prepped six Löwin singles. They were tracked with Slomo Drags bassist Adam Mason and will be parceled out on streaming services throughout the year via Spaceflight Records. The synth-pop nature of “Fool for Thinking” runs throughout the material.

In addition to her work with Löwin, Houser’s become an in-demand vocalist and pianist for acts including Golden Dawn Arkestra, Sabrina Ellis & the Velvet Nudes, and the Reputations. Lyrically, “Fool For Thinking” serves as an affirmation after questioning the efficacy of one’s own art:

Passing ships in the night,
One my dreams, one my pride.
Can't seem to get them on the same side.

I’m a fool for thinking
Anyone else could do it.
I’m a fool for waiting,
Waiting on a hand-me-down.

Check out Löwin’s metamorphosis here before it hits streaming services Friday.

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
More Löwin
Löwin Floats
Löwin Floats
Summer single “Sloop” redefines Austin quartet

Kevin Curtin, July 24, 2017

Guitarist Shot After a Show Friday
Guitarist Shot After a Show Friday
Löwin’s Michael Sanders won’t be playing festival week after all

Kevin Curtin, March 12, 2017

More by Kevin Curtin
Val Kilmer Partners With Mosaic Sound Collective
Val Kilmer Partners With Mosaic Sound Collective
Actor’s HelMel Studios links with Austin creative hub

Feb. 25, 2020

Family Confirms Brenden
Family Confirms Brenden "Chameleon" Foster’s Passing
Musical artist had been missing since Feb 5

Feb. 21, 2020

KEYWORDS FOR THIS POST

Löwin, Sara Houser, Adam Mason, Slomo Drags, Spaceflight Records

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Updates for SXSW 2019

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle