ECHLO (aka Chloe Charles) initially launched her music career in 2010, releasing a series of jazz- and folk-infused albums and EPs. She toured extensively, performing upwards of 1000 shows across ten countries, and garnered acclaim from high-profile publications including Rolling Stone and Billboard Magazine. While the path of least resistance would have meant she continued happily travelling that road, she felt a deeper yearning to shake things up.
“When I first started playing music, it was the guitar I experimented with, and that led me down a wonderful path that brought me all over the world,” she says. “I arrived at a point around 2018 where I felt a bit restless and that I wasn't growing artistically. That led to me starting to write with keys and synths, which opened up a seemingly endless realm of musical possibilities.” It was amid this musical evolution that Chloe assumed the ECHLO moniker and
released the single “Head High”, which reached #1 on the CBC Music Top 20 Chart.
“ECHLO, in general, evolved from Chloe, who was a bit more introspective. ECHLO is a bit further reaching, a bit more outspoken, generally less reserved and unapologetic about certain concepts and feelings,” she says. Inspired by the likes of Sade & Massive Attack, Chloe’s combination of electronic sounds and live percussion create a minimalist sea for her
soulful vocals to float upon.