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Lowkea Chronicles Struggles And Survival In “Dear God”

The Houston-based rapper channels his journey and the will to push through the hard times on his dark yet striking new release.

Lowkea, a.k.a. Keaton Jones, is a rising rapper from Houston, Texas, who has found his passion in making music. Born and raised in Katy, Texas, Lowkea began his music career by remixing popular songs before branching out and making his music. He heavily draws from his life experiences when making his music; his past struggles with addiction are evident in his songs. Although he’s known for dark-themed productions, a feeling of grit and inner strength underlines his releases; this man has fought his demons but prevailed.

On October 26th, 2020, Lowkea overdosed in his apartment, but this event did not stop him from pursuing his passion for music. Over the past two years, he has been clean from pills and instead went hard in the studio, releasing his debut album, "Leader of the Fall." The album gives listeners a glimpse into the flood of emotions someone goes through before and after becoming addicted to drugs, but it also shines a light on the calm after the storm, which is where Lowkea feels he is now.

“Dear God” is a standout single for an already substantial project. Over rousing instrumentals, Lowkea casually drops lines like “My whole life I been running, but I barely passed a mile / This insane to me” and “The fact that I know what I'm doing wrong /I choose to un-do it” with a reverent honesty that implies he's seen the light in the darkness and harnessed it. Lowkea's music is not your average happy-go-lucky pop music but is genuine, raw, and relatable.

Lowkea’s “Dear God” is a testament to the struggles and trials of life but finding a way to take the small wins and keep moving forward. Whenever you’re ready, tap in and stream “Dear God,” available now on all major streaming platforms.

We liked that you don’t shy away from the struggles and instead shine a light on them. We have to ask, how does it feel being two years sober from pills and being able to harness your energy and put it into music?

Thank you, thank you, that means a lot. I can honestly say I’ve never felt freer in life than I do now. Being addicted to anything, whether pills, alcohol… anything, you become a slave to whatever it is you’re chasing. So becoming sober is like getting a second chance to live again.

How do you do it? How can you stay so consistent, having gone through what you’ve gone through? Any advice for anyone going through similar struggles?

Surround yourself with positive influences and people who want to see your better side. I’m sure anybody facing addiction knows their environment plays a big part in their success rate when trying to escape. I am grateful to have such a robust support system around me. My advice is to look around you… Look where your friends are headed or already ended up… life has so much more to offer than a quick high.

You recently released your new album, “Leader of the Fall.” What was your favorite part about seeing that project come to life?

Man, I think I cried once or twice… finally achieving a finished project and receiving nothing but love on it has continued to fan the fire in my soul. My favorite part about watching it come to what it is is how it affected everybody differently. Every person I asked to be a part of that album delivered the way I had hoped in my mind, so shoutout to the feature list. Y’all killed it.

What message do you want fans to take from your music? What do you want them to feel when they listen to a Lowkea song?

It’s never too late to start over. Doesn’t matter how old you are… what part of town you grew up in… the cards you're dealt; it’s never too late to restart. Don’t be afraid to feel how you feel. It’s okay to be angry or upset… depressed or lonely… these are all normal feelings humans go through. So you are not alone. I hope people feel the emotion and the energy I bring to the tracks. I’ve always had the urge to inspire others… and I feel like music is my strong suit for inspiration.

What’s next for Lowkea? Any big plans for 2023?

Wow, that’s a loaded question, haha. Hmm… well, for starters, we will be releasing a much broader variety of Lowkea merch, introducing a vast list of music in connection with the clothing. It’s time to start wearing what we’ve been repping in the music on more than just our sleeves.


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