New album by Kllo, ‘Maybe We Could’ (out July 17th) grapple with familiar dynamics: unrequited love, doubts, desires, and decisions. Said the duo: “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.’
“It’s one of our favorites off the album and is heavily influenced by our time in North America,’ said Kllo. ‘The song is about laying in bed fantasizing that you’ll give your all to something and that someone else will too, but knowing deep down it will never happen. The moment of the night where you can’t switch off and differentiate your truth from your imagination.”
Musically, the album finds Kllo following their impulses, embracing a more subdued and nuanced tone.
‘Insomnia’ was one of the few songs written from separate locations when Chloe and Simon were in North America independently. Its feeling reflects a sense of “jet-lagged joy and displacement, the ‘high highs, low lows’ as one line goes.”
Beautiful once again, as Kllo, always seem to be.