Emerging from Brighton, England, Klae has been hard at work over the last year fine-tuning their sound and live performances. But don’t worry, they have also been spending time in the recording studio, preparing to release new music! The 5-person band writes music with influences from many genres, including alternative, indie-pop, and even a hint of hard rock, all layered underneath a catchy, but meaningful melody. They put their own spin on a typical indie-pop sound using guitars, bass, and drums, and angelic vocals to tie it all together. Their musical variety and honest lyrics draw in listeners of all music types, and their use of different soundscapes create a unique live show environment.
Klae’s fourth single, ‘Take It Back’ blends edgy guitar and drums with softer electronic sounds to create a modern and fun track. The upbeat yet powerful sound grabs your attention and would make for an outstanding live performance! It's clear that their music truly comes to life in the presence of an audience. The raw vocals are impressive and speak a very important message: letting go of others’ perceptions of you and learning to accept what we as individuals have to offer the world. These lyrics truly come from the heart and show that Klae has what it takes sonically and lyrically to really make an impact for their listeners.
Listen to ‘Take It Back’ by Klae here
Thanks for chatting with us at BuzzMusic today! We’re so excited to be hearing new music, how long has ‘Take It Back’ been in the works?
This song was actually only completed in the last few months. When we started writing it felt like a breath of fresh air. Sometimes songs take us forever to write, this one seemed to come together really fast. We all knew what we wanted it to be.
Your music is quite impressive, and I must say you have grabbed my attention! But how has your music changed from when Klae first started out to now? Do you feel that you have grown as an artist?
Thank you! We definitely feel like we have grown. When we first started I think we knew the music we liked but didn't exactly know what we wanted to be. Through the last three years & a few different lineup changes I think we have finally found our rhythm and what 'sound' we want. 'Take it Back' is the first track where we really felt "that's it".
After hearing ‘Take It Back,’ it’s only natural to wonder about an album someday coming to follow it, care to share any details?
We would love to do an album! No concrete plans as yet but watch this space. We have a lot of new music planned to come out in the new year, we are super excited about it!
How did you come up with the name Klae for your band, and how does it represent your music?
In a lot of the early songs, we were writing I (Lizzy) would use lyrics to personify my struggles with anxiety; it was like medicine for me and really helped me to begin to cope with my struggles. Clay is malleable, you can change it into whatever you want and I wanted to use that as a metaphor/mantra for mental health and everyday struggles within our music. Hence the name Klae, and you know, we decided to spell it a little differently whilst we were at it!
You mentioned spending some time this past year working on performances, are there any coming up that we can look forward to? We are taking a break from performing until the new year but we have a few London shows coming up and our next single release show will be on the 25th February at The Green Door Store in Brighton, UK. You can find details for these on our social media pages/websites. Hope to see some of you there!