Based in Melbourne, singer/songwriter Clio is currently gearing up to release her debut EP Something Left To Leave Behind, a stirring listen to say the least.
The record details a journey of self-empowerment following a failed relationship. For every rumination on love lost there’s a moment of strength to be gleaned, making for an altogether empowering collection of music.
Embark on the road to recovery with Something Left To Leave Behind, a spellbinding tale of self-improvement from Melbourne songwriter Clio.
Precluded by three singles Into Other Arms, Sleep For Years and title track Something Left To Leave Behind, Clio’s debut EP is back-to-back with cathartic, contemporary indie folk.
Other entries Lying Still and Only One harness a similar sense of quiet power, the EP never relying on dramatic builds, rather staying in a sweet spot of careful, measured authority.
“The songs on this EP represent a time of evolvement after a significant break up,” explains Clio. “Love is celebrated, mistakes are mourned and anger is worked through…”
“There are also a lot of references to my immediate family – sort of connecting the fragility of those relationships to the way in which we interact with people we love throughout our lives.”
It’s a breakup record to be sure, but not one to wallow in. Clio writes not for the period immediately after ending a relationship, but for the emotionally exhausting journey that follows.
Something Left To Leave Behind was recorded at Sing Sing Recording Studios in Melbourne, mixed and recorded by Adam Rhodes and mastered by Lachlan Carrick. The EP features Hannah Cameron on backing vocals.
The whole EP is due to be released at a set of launch parties next week. To hear Something Left To Leave Behind live for the very first time, be sure to head along.
Something Left To Leave Behind EP launches
Thurs 26 April – The Gasometer, Melbourne – Tickets
Sat 28 April – The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine – Details