Chelou returns after a year’s silence with a spellbinding new song named Halfway To Nowhere. The UK based artist coos softly from a bed of minimalist elements, giving us a goosebump inducing fusion of earthy folksiness and hypnotic electronica. In fact, Chelou collaborated with deep house virtuoso Maya Jane Coles on this haunting song. Her production touch is unmistakable on the steady clattering tune. Halfway To Nowhere is a song that hangs in the air, a deep entrancing ambler in which I eagerly surrender all sense of time. The single will be out on Friday, November 4th.
It’s likely you’ve already heard about this talented musician from New York, particularly if you take into account the sheer amount of streams he’s racked up on all the tracks he’s released under the project name of joji (millions, to be exact). Even if not, you might be familiar with the enigmatic artist’s role in web series Filthy Frank TV, or his other project, Pink Guy. His latest release as joji is a mellow lilting, diaphanous hovering downtempo pop piece named ‘i don’t wanna waste my time’, and it’s the exact opposite of a waste of anybody’s time. In fact, time itself ceases to exist for a few brief minutes as we drift in deep contemplation to this heartrending bedroom pop emulsion. Listen to some of joji’s other offerings via Soundcloud, here.