Souls

shallou

The first vinyl pressing from shallou's growing catalogue

The sophomore EP from Rockville, Maryland, artist shallou.

Listen on digital platforms at shallou.lnk.to/souls

Notes:
* We ship worldwide.
* This is a limited edition vinyl with an exclusive inner sleeve print design.

The sophomore EP from Rockville, Maryland, artist shallou.

Listen on digital platforms at shallou.lnk.to/souls

Notes:
* We ship worldwide.
* This is a limited edition vinyl with an exclusive inner sleeve print design.

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Project duration
2018/04/27 00:00 UTC
~ 2018/06/08 00:00 UTC
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TBD
* Please be aware that the schedule may change depending on the situation. We will notify you the updates via email.
Shipping
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Tracks

A Side

1.
Sigh
shallou
03:41
Vinyl Only
2.
You and Me
shallou
03:54
Vinyl Only
3.
Find (with Kasbo, Cody Lovaas)
shallou
03:39
Vinyl Only
4.
Vignette
shallou
03:58
Vinyl Only

B Side

1.
. . . Lost
shallou
02:49
Vinyl Only
2.
Lie (feat. Riah)
shallou
03:35
Vinyl Only
3.
Skin
shallou
04:02
Vinyl Only

Pre-Order

180Left
12 days left
Pre-order project
This is a Pre-Order project. You will be charged immediately after completing your order. The pre-order will close once it reaches the available quantity or the project end date.
Project duration
2018/04/27 00:00 UTC
~ 2018/06/08 00:00 UTC
Estimated shipping date
TBD
* Please be aware that the schedule may change depending on the situation. We will notify you the updates via email.
Shipping
Ship from Qrates (United Kingdom)

to United States : $ 6.00~

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Souls, shallou’s new EP, acts both as a companion work to All Becomes Okay as well as a progression, taking shallou’s signature “happy/sad” sensibility and expanding in all directions. “I approached Souls differently,” says shallou. “I was open to collaborating, to being in the room with someone else and bringing other people’s talents into what I was doing. Diversifying my sound while still keeping it my own.”

Whereas the last EP was about the cycles of the earth and nature, Souls is about the cycle of love, focusing on two people as they come together and break apart again. The cycle begins with “Sigh,” the moment of relief when you find someone knew, when you realize you aren’t alone anymore. The rest of the tracks follow the arc of a relationship, all the way to the meditative closer “Skin,” a song of regret and longing for what’s gone.

Paradoxically, to tell such an intimate story, shallou realized he needed a bigger sound, enlisting multiple collaborators for the first time. “It took more people to make it personal,” says shallou. “These artists brought more of me out than I would normally be willing to share. I guess being around other people helps you learn who you are.”

The penultimate track “Lie (ft. Riah)” marks the moment of conflict, where the love story falls apart. It’s a searing breakup song, with guest vocalist Riah singing, “You don’t care that much/Just wanna mess me up/But no matter what I do/I can’t try to change you.” It’s both relatable and heartbreaking, filled with anger and all the hurt that comes with it.

Souls also ends exactly where it began, playing perfectly in a loop. It’s a meditation on the cycle of love, how the cycle renews itself, either with the old love or with someone new. Though every relationship might be doomed in the end, each cycle brings with it the joy as well as the pain, the highs as well as the lows. And always there’s a hope that things can be better, that with every love a new world is possible.
Souls, shallou’s new EP, acts both as a companion work to All Becomes Okay as well as a progression, taking shallou’s signature “happy/sad” sensibility and expanding in all directions. “I approached Souls differently,” says shallou. “I was open to collaborating, to being in the room with someone else and bringing other people’s talents into what I was doing. Diversifying my sound while still keeping it my own.”

Whereas the last EP was about the cycles of the earth and nature, Souls is about the cycle of love, focusing on two people as they come together and break apart again. The cycle begins with “Sigh,” the moment of relief when you find someone knew, when you realize you aren’t alone anymore. The rest of the tracks follow the arc of a relationship, all the way to the meditative closer “Skin,” a song of regret and longing for what’s gone.

Paradoxically, to tell such an intimate story, shallou realized he needed a bigger sound, enlisting multiple collaborators for the first time. “It took more people to make it personal,” says shallou. “These artists brought more of me out than I would normally be willing to share. I guess being around other people helps you learn who you are.”

The penultimate track “Lie (ft. Riah)” marks the moment of conflict, where the love story falls apart. It’s a searing breakup song, with guest vocalist Riah singing, “You don’t care that much/Just wanna mess me up/But no matter what I do/I can’t try to change you.” It’s both relatable and heartbreaking, filled with anger and all the hurt that comes with it.

Souls also ends exactly where it began, playing perfectly in a loop. It’s a meditation on the cycle of love, how the cycle renews itself, either with the old love or with someone new. Though every relationship might be doomed in the end, each cycle brings with it the joy as well as the pain, the highs as well as the lows. And always there’s a hope that things can be better, that with every love a new world is possible.

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