Video: Kllo – Virtue

Kllo are set to release their forthcoming debut studio-album Backwater on October 20 via Different Recordings.

Today, Kllo have shared the official video for their new single, Virtue. Of the making of the clip, Chloe Kaul from Kllo says, ‘London had a large influence on the creation of ‘Virtue’ so it made sense for us to get the video made whilst we were over there. It was our first headline tour through the UK, whilst in the midst of writing our debut album, so it was a special time for us. We were lucky enough to finish the album in the London summer, learning more about the city, the people and the culture. We made a lot of new friends over there. We put this together with the first friends we made in London, mostly shot on their rooftop. It was a lot of fun.’

Kllo – an electronic pop collaboration between Melbourne cousins Chloe Kaul and Simon Lam – waded in figurative backwater for much of 2016 amid an extensive world tour. These were exciting times; the duo’s Well Worn EP furthered the promise of 2014 EP Cusp, receiving millions of streams and landing Kllo on festival stages as well as Artists-to-Watch lists. Nonetheless, the stretch kept them far from home, isolated and vulnerable, treading through perpetual uncharted territory while yearning for the comforts of the familiar.

As a result, Kllo’s full-length debut depicts inner adjustment to outer change. Songs were written partially on the road and developed back at Lam’s bungalow, a haven that harbours creative spontaneity and catharsis.

“It’s the first time we hadn’t felt like kids anymore,” says Kaul. “We were really able to dive in deeper and bring out a lot more of us into the music.”

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