A collaboration between Melbourne cousins Chloe Kaul and Simon Lam, Kllo first emerged in 2014 with a sound beyond their years, fusing elements of electro-pop, R&B, U.K. garage and 2-step with modern sensibilities and wide-eyed sincerity.
The duo’s first two EPs, Cusp and Well Worn, have amassed millions of streams, making them a fixture on festival stages across Australia (Bigsound, Splendour in the Grass) and Europe (Great Escape, Primavera Sound). 2017 brought Kllo’s full-length debut, ‘Backwater’, a refined, coming-of-age account. The album depicts inner adjustment to outer change: being far from home, treading through uncharted territory while yearning for the comforts of the familiar.
Kllo released their new track 'Potential' this week. Here's what Pitchfork had to say:
"Kllo slow their music down, layering Kaul’s lush voice over a downtempo piano ballad as she details a failed romance that was once alive with possibility. Though 'Potential' is a breakup track, it’s not interested in the anger that typically accompanies the end of a relationship. Instead, it tenderly mourns the loss of someone who was once, and may still be, a source of joy."