Chloe Kaul and Simon Lam, together make the symphony of pop that is Kllo. And within that glorious of frames, they deliver exuberance and excitement to the max. A subtle synth pop grandeur, that is. From their new upcoming album, ‘Maybe We Could’, the beautifully talented duo will drop the anticipated collection on July 17th.
In the single ‘Still Here’, the duo explores an emotionally suffocating relationship and a deep desire for understanding. The accompanying, directed by Matt Sav and shot in Perth.
“The video uses visual metaphors to symbolize the struggle and perseverance through relationships by being trapped in plastic, sinking in water etc,” said Kllo.
In the upcoming album, the songs 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.’
Chloe expanded: “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.”
Director Matt Sav added about the video: “I wanted the video to be a poetic depiction of two people staying in a relationship beyond its logical end. I explored the interplay between love, obsession, imagined futures, lived pasts and the insanity that can be found in between. In our relationships, especially without good definitions around what love really means to us, we find the edges of freedom and responsibility blurring.”
Innovative, talented, mix in with the desperation for exploration and new horizons.
Chloe and Simon’s got it goin’ on.