Shallou has worked tirelessly over the years to create tracks with real depth. The methodical, introspective nature of the artist's work makes for a profound listening experience. Shallou has just released a new 7-track album which beautifully demonstrates how he has grown as an artist since his last releases.
‘Souls' explores intelligent, pensive dance music in many different ways. While some tracks like the lead-off tune ‘Sigh' are very relaxed and reserved, others like the collaboration with Kasbo, ‘Find' have a distinct and palpable energy to them. These shifts in mood from track to track make for an EP that is truly engaging to listen to.
Immersion is the world which comes to mind when listening to ‘Souls'. Having just listened to the album all the way through, it kept my attention throughout, which is something I can rarely say about many albums released in 2018. The overall style of ‘Souls' is comparable to that of Odesza and other Foreign Family artists but still is uniquely Shallou's. While much of dance music today is focused on raw energy and crowd reaction, Shallou has instead focused on telling a story through his music. One explores love between two people, the beginnings, the ups, the downs, and the end. This was done through meticulous attention to each and every note in all 7 songs.
Overall ‘Souls' is a hauntingly beautiful album which evokes strong emotional and liberal amounts deep thought. It is the kind of EP which you can get lost in. In today's world, we need to take a step back and appreciate music which can help us take a journey without ever lifting a finger. Check out the EP below.