Melbourne-native cousins Simon Lam and Chloe Kaul have often been featured here on The Music Ninja, under the artist name of Kllo. They’ve returned today with their first single release since their acclaimed 2017 album Backwater, which firmly cemented their sound and identity as artists. With nothing left to prove, Lam and Kaul take some creative liberties and experiment a bit more on latest single, titled “Potential”.

“Potential” interlaces Kaul’s characteristically dreamy vocals with moody piano chords, said to have been conceived in a green room while on tour one day. You see a little bit more R&B influence come through on this track, representative of the duo’s desire to expand beyond the sonic persona that they established for themselves in 2017. The emotional track laments the loss of a love that just couldn’t work out. It comes with an accompanying music video, check it out below:

If you liked what you heard, Kllo will be kicking off a tour at the end of the month, making stops in the States before heading off to Europe. Tour dates and a ticket link are available below.

Kllo Tour Dates:
(tickets available here)
Mon. May 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Fri. June 1 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop (Popscene)
Sat. June 2 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Live on Washington 2018
Sun. June 3 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
Thu. Oct. 4 – London, UK @ Arch Space
Fri. Oct. 5 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
Sat. Oct. 6 – Hamburg, DE @ Häkken
Sun. Oct. 7 – Copenhagen, DK @ Ideal Bar
Tue. Oct. 9 – Berlin, DE @ Musik & Frieden
Wed. Oct. 10 – Prague, CZ @ Meet Factory
Thu. Oct. 11 – Munich, DE @ Rote Sonne
Fri. Oct. 12 – Zurich, CH @ Exil
Sat. Oct. 13 – Madrid, ES @ Costello Club
Sun. Oct. 14 – Sebastian, ES @ Dabadaba
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