KALEO have released two new songs today – ‘I Want More’ and ‘Break My Baby’ – written solely by frontman, lead singer and songwriter JJ Julius Son.
It marks the first new music since their 2016 breakout global success, A/B, which spawned
three hit singles for the Icelandic rock band – the GRAMMY-nominated ‘No Good’ the
gold-selling ‘All The Pretty Girls’ and the chart-topping, 2x Platinum-certified ‘Way Down We Go’, which was used in over two dozen television shows, leading it to #1 on
The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Songs chart.
After amassing over one Billion global streams, 39 international certifications, and
countless sold-out headline shows spanning from London to Moscow, KALEO wrapped a
nearly non-stop, three year touring schedule in support of A/B in October 2018. S
Listen to ‘I Want More’ by KALEO on the Official Fantasy Premier League playlist on Spotify.
Since then, Julius Son has been in the studio working on the highly-anticipated follow-up, due out later this year on Elektra/Atlantic Records, and every bit of that lived experience is packed into their next big step: KALEO’s new album.
The variety of sounds and imagery found in both lead singles comes naturally, says Julius Son. “I think that’s just me growing up as a musician and as a listener. I would get so bored if I had to do the same thing or have to be boxed in and told what to do,” he adds of the evolution of their sound.
“Artistically, there’s too many colours to just paint in black and white. So that’s just my creative process. I didn’t know that I could sing falsetto until I wrote ‘All The Pretty Girls,’ and I didn’t really whistle until I wrote ‘Automobile.’”