Klue - Closer
27 Oct 2017
singer and multi-instrumentalist Klue today releases his new single ‘Closer’. One of the
leading artists in the world music scene in Australia, Klue’s last release ‘Lifted’
hit #1 on the World Music chart on iTunes earlier this year and saw Klue play
headline shows and festivals across the country.
“Fronted by his deep soul vocals, it’s hard not to get moving to this one.” – Red Bull Music
Klue explains how the new single came together: “A lot of the time when I’m inspired to write music it’s when I’m in a place or a moment where I feel particularly good and I want to capture that feeling and write it into music so I can revisit it when I perform it, and hopefully take whoever is listening to that place too. Closer was different. It started from a pretty sad place and I started writing it to try and get myself out of that place. This is the first track that I’ve recorded the Mbira for. It’s an amazing instrument that I picked up in Zimbabwe a few years back while on tour with True Vibenation. I’m by no means a legit player of it but it has sound an amazing deep tone that I had to include it. I often play it to go to sleep at night, but recently I’ve been starting to record it more so you can expect to see it coming out at some of the upcoming live shows. The Pringles tin has made a comeback too.”
Having been tipped as a ‘One To Watch’ by tastemakers including Hermitude, inthemix and Purple Sneakers, Klue’s single ‘Hiding’, from his debut EP ‘Daybreak’, surpassed half a million streams online, reached #3 on the Triple J Unearthed charts and was added to Double J. Klue has also been busy remixing artist such as Paces and Polographia, as well as PNAU’s huge anthem ‘Chameleon’.