Low Roar is the musical vision of Ryan Karazija. Born in the Bay Area, spent his formative years playing in bands around Northern California before hopping a plane to Iceland where he relocated in 2010. That year, he recorded Low Roar’s self-titled debut in his Reykjavik kitchen. Quietly building buzz, he cut the critically acclaimed follow-up, 0, in a converted garage during 2014 before gracing the stages of Eurosonic, Airwaves France, The Great Escape, Iceland Airwaves and beyond.
This music turns moments of solitude into airy, ambient soundscapes materializing into anthemic melodies. No wonder that iconic Japanese video game creator Hideo Kojima was smitten by Low Roar’s music when he heard 0 playing in a record store while visiting Reykjavik. Low Roar’s “I’ll Keep Coming” and “Easy Way Out” soundtracked the two high-profile trailers for Kojima’s Death Stranding video game starring Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen and Guillermo del Toro.