One of the benefits of following younger artists/bands is seeing their sound change and mature over time. Kllo, the duo from Melbourne, is exploring their sound, and creating more detailed, thorough music than before. Apple Music even changed the genre on their latest release, Maybe We Could, from Electronic to Alternative, acknowledging that their sound has grown into something different. At times, the soothing, gentle vocals have the feel of mellow R&B, but then they break into James Blake-esque bass sounds on “Ironhand”, and it’s impossible to not respect the detail and production quality. This album’s single, “Somehow” is a nice mix of electropop, that I could see gaining some popularity on the radio soon.
Release date: July 17, 2020
Similar artist(s): Clairo, Purr
Top tracks: Somehow, Ironhand, 1 Up