KLLO share new track & video "Somehow", the latest cut from forthcoming album MAYBE WE COULD, out July 17 on BELIEVE (UK) & GHOSTLY INTERNATIONAL (US).
Kllo - electronic pop duo of Melbourne cousins Chloe Kaul and Simon Lam - will release their new album, Maybe We Could on July 17th via Believe (UK) and Ghostly International (US). Today, they share the new single, ‘Somehow,’ which follows the “bleary-eyed and stimulating” ‘Insomnia’ and lead single ‘Still Here.’
‘Somehow,’ the album’s apex, is a swirling dance track undercut by an imbalanced relationship. Left to do the heavy-lifting, the narrator expresses her frustrations as club-ready percussion and synth lines spiral out of stasis. The track is accompanied by visuals, shot in Moscow during Kllo’s world tour at the end of last year.
“'Somehow' is one of the dancier tracks on the album and one of the more difficult ones to finish,”
“This song is probably the closest to 'Virtue' both musically and the way in which it unfolded.
It went through many different incarnations before arriving at its final state. Although gruelling at times, we consider this process to be a positive thing.
The harder songs to finish are usually the ones people connect with most.
It's just a matter of simplifying the ideas once we've over worked them.”
Of the video, they explain,
"We shot the ‘Somehow’ video clip in Moscow, Russia. We spent a week exploring the city before we started our European tour. The promoter of our show was really kind to have introduced us to the videographer Pavelione and his friends. We got to shoot the clip while exploring Moscow for the first time, a big two in one. We loved Moscow, it felt like we were living in a different time over there."
Following 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.
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