- Kllo have dropped their new album 'Maybe We Could.'
Electronic pop duo of Melbourne cousins Kllo have released their new album Maybe We Could via Believe (UK) and Ghostly International (US).
The duo compromised of cousins Chloe Kaul and Simon Lam, have become synonymous – pairing lush, layered electronic production with the raw fragility of Chloe’s vocals.
“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,” said the duo.
After hitting the ground running with their full-length debut Backwater and heading on global tours for two years 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. But after taking a time to reset, the duo reunited to write Maybe We Could as a new start. 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.
“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.” Kaul expands, “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.’”
Maybe We Could is now available on music streaming platforms.