I love a mysterious debut; one with no shiny press shots or perky faces to compliment the sound. It may make writing the artist up for Mahogany a little more challenging without a picture to decorate the words, but it definitely gives you the freedom to take in each note without being swayed by the marketing.
Today’s Introducing has gone for exactly that approach. For several months London based Chelou has just had these two demos posted on his Soundcloud. Although both are stripped back acoustic numbers, the first track The Quiet has a hazy, almost grungey note to it, whilst Like A Dream has a more simple love struck feel. Both are rather gorgeous.
And for those of you who will find all that mystery too much to bear, the full ‘The Quiet’ EP is out to preorder now, and is finally unleashed on the world next week.