LWO (pronounced Low) started during a time when Logan Oakes (lead singer of pop rock band The Lasting Hope) was taking a hiatus to focus on his mental health. "I felt like I needed some time to get off the road, get a 9 to 5, and get in a routine. I used my degree that I got in 2016 from IUPUI, and became a history teacher. I quickly realized that I have to do music for the sake of my mental health. The act of creating music has become very cathartic for me. I am using this new platform as a chance to merge my passion for hip/hop with theology, and cultural relevance that I am witnessing in the school system. I'm excited for people to hear these songs." LWO (Logan) was the main contributor in the writing of TLH's 2014 break out single "Something New" which reached #5 on the Christian Billboard Rock Charts and was declared song of the summer 2014 for several stations. The Lasting Hope is still operating today, but LWO shows us a different side of Oakes's abilities and thoughts.