Trini-Canadian recording artist Echlo shares “Head High”, fusing outsider pop & neo-soul w/ anti-establishment leanings
Echlo is the echo of Chloe Charles’ past, looking to start over only keeping the echoes of the lessons learned and leaving the pain and mistakes behind. The uncompromising tenacity of her work is informed by her Trini-Canadian background, being a black female in Toronto’s music scene which is essentially a boy’s club, fighting to be heard. “Head High” is the latest track from the upcoming LP Echolocation, set for an October 26th release date on Kowloon Records. The new video is out today.
She takes more liberties in its unflinching storytelling and sidestepping sonic signifiers tying it to any particular genre. Reflecting the concerns of her generation, there is a defiant rejection society’s systematic conventions, offering a sharp critique of the accepted political, social, and economic principles that hold us captive. Departing from the autobiographical songwriting approach, ECHLO is determined to push back against the expectations of an all-too-often inhumane society; with stories of her experimentation with polyamory, anti-establishment tales that some might consider conspiracy, the inability to commit to one love, the rejection of modern media and propaganda, and the belief that mental illness is a sane response to a sick society.