For Matthew Lowry, ‘Flamingo County’ Is A State Of Mind

Alt-Rock artist Matthew Lowry has announced his debut album Flamingo County for September 15th, 2023. The album tracks the journey of Lowry coming “face-to-face with difficult questions, a-ha revelations, uncharted freedom,” and reflections about Lowry’s fictional world of Flamingo County.

The album was mastered by Jesse Cannon, and the music videos were directed by Aaron Marsh of Copeland.

Lowry explains:

“Flamingo County is a state of mind. That’s the realization that I found myself having as I was not just writing an album, but becoming the person that I was always going to become. My early 30s had found me coming out of this period of deconstruction, not just of my faith (which coming from a very Pentecostal/spiritual family and upbringing is everything to someone), but of almost everything else in my life. I was asking myself very honest questions and breaking everything down to the core of me. Who I am, what I love, what makes me happy, what I really believe. Not because someone told me, but because it’s what I wanted and who I really am.

I just wrote music because it was fun and what I loved. If the lyrics came out, I just hit record on my iPhone and sang what came from my heart. When it came time to record the album, I wanted to do it in my hometown, with my best friends, and just make it this fun thing we did because I love it. And that’s Flamingo County. All sorts of genres and influences, but 100% me. Just a Florida boy playing some rock and roll with his best friends. It’s truly a picture of me trying to embrace who I finally know I am, and the journey of what that looks like, during those few years in my life. As well as realizing that all I have to do is embrace that state of mind, and I can be in Flamingo County no matter where I am.”

Lowry spent his twenties playing and touring nationally with acts Terra Terra Terra and Every You, while staying very active in the Florida music scene.

Lowry shares about the transition:

As lots of my friends and musical peers were getting out of the game and settling into their lives, I felt like I was just starting to write the music I had been wanting to put out into the world. So I booked the studio time at The Vanguard Room in my hometown of Lakeland, FL and told all my best friends that they were going to be the session players on my new project. Since the album was going to be titled Flamingo County, I officially dubbed them The Flamingo County Players.

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