He is young and rather talented, he gets silence to dance with his busted guitar and strokes his laptop to handcraft futuristic folk that challenges the codes of the genre.
Let’s be clear: Chelou is definitely not shady as his French name might suggest. But when a little Camden-native genius draws his name from French slang, obviously questions arise. And then you listen and you understand. In 2017, there’s no need to go felling trees in lumberjack shirts for your music to be rooted in folk tradition. Upturn it, plug a few modern machines into it and let a graceful voice float over: That’s all you need. Pop simplicity is only rattled by a few synthetic rhythms muffled in a pillow. It just goes to show that silence is key when it comes to getting souls to sing.