In all honesty, Clash doesn’t know too much about Chelou.
Even the origin of the name is uncertain. Essentially, it’s French slang for mysterious or unknown – a child-like, pig-Latin inversion of ‘louche’.
Earlier this year, the rising songwriter placed a preview of his track ‘The Quiet’ online. Remarkably, it quickly went viral with fans swooning at his sparse, often quite moving artistry.
Without even knowing his real name, Clash agreed to premiere the demo version of new track ‘Like A Dream’. Veiled in reverb, Chelou’s vocal has a jazz-like dexterity, an ability to tremble but then snap-tight.
Accompanied only by the most delicate of guitar lines, it’s another deeply emotive sketch from an artist whose reclusive nature is matched by his obvious talent.
Listen to it now.