Sad news tonight, the passing of Low drummer and singer Mimi Parker, her partner and fellow band member Alan Sparhawk confirmed the sad news with a posting on the Low Twitter feed earlier today –
“Friends, it’s hard to put the universe into language and into a short message, but She passed away last night, surrounded by family and love, including yours. Keep her name close and sacred. Share this moment with someone who needs you. Love is indeed the most important thing”.
There has been an outpouring of sadness at the news on social media, we’d just like to add our voices with a small piece of remembrance. Mimi died after a battle with ovarian cancer, she had been diagnosed in December of 2020 and Low had cancelled shows over the summer and Autumn of this year as her condition worsened, the news today had been expected but that really doesn’t lessen the loss and the sad news
Alan and Mimi formed Low in Duluth, Minnesota in 1993, they released their debut album, I Could Live in Hope, in 1994. They were joined by various bassists over the years but recorded their most recent album, last year’s rather fine Hey What as a duo. Low made beautiful albums, they were the thnigs you turned to when you needed a quiet moment, when you needed a lift or you just a bit of reflective quiet time, they were and are a powerful band though, it wasn’t just a slowcore quiet thing, they knew the musical power that they held. Our thoughts are with Mimi’s friends and family tonight. Rest in peace, Mimi Parker
And this hass just got to be one of the most beautiful cover versions of a song ever (as Paul Lai just said on his Facebook feed)