KLLO release new album, MAYBE WE COULD, out now on BELIEVE (UK) & GHOSTLY INTERNATIONAL (US).
Kllo - electronic pop duo of Melbourne cousins Chloe Kaul and Simon Lam - release their new album, Maybe We Could, out now via Believe (UK) and Ghostly International (US).
Singles so far have included "Back To You", "Insomnia", "Still Here" and "Somehow", showcasing the balance for which Kllo have become synonymous - pairing lush, layered electronic production with the raw fragility of Chloe’s vocals.
Of the release, Kllo comment
"We chose the title 'Maybe We Could' because we were unsure if there was even going to be this record, but with some time apart, it became clear how important it was for us to do, regardless of the uncertainty.
The ten tracks are a pairing of rhythmic dance music to emotive chords and melodies. It’s the most honest music we’ve done to date. An expression of our truest selves and what we went through
over the last few years."
After the release of their adored full-length debut Backwater, two years of global touring including a sold-out show at London’s Studio 9294, a handful of singles, and a near-breakup, Kaul and Lam both took time away from Kllo to make solo work. The experiences served as a reset, giving them space to learn separately, and, ultimately, to appreciate what they have together. Largely written and recorded upon their return, Maybe We Could signals a new start for Kllo. Ten tracks pairing the rhythms of dance music to emotive chords and melodies; revealing two artists at their strongest yet most vulnerable, operating as their truest selves, honest with each other and their craft.
Songs on Maybe We Could grapple with familiar dynamics: unrequited love, doubts, desires, and decisions. Musically, the album finds Kllo following their impulses, embracing a more subdued and nuanced tone.
“In the past, we’ve tried to speed things up and push away from that...but now we’re sitting where it feels comfortable to us.
Comfortable but also daring, because we know it’s not as polished in certain ways.”
“We’re doing us, we’re doing Kllo. We’re a bit older now. We aren’t compromising as much on this album. It's a little bit classier and more tasteful this time around.”
Maybe We Could mirrors the progression and growth of the two artists behind a singular project. The title references a phrase they repeat often when recording. A collective strategy towards facing uncertainty, taking chances, and making choices. Ones that become more deliberate as time rolls on.
Lam sums it up,
“It’s like the album started off with 'maybe' and ended with 'definitely.’”
Kllo - Maybe We Could