Copenhagen artist KLEO illustrates the starry-eyed and heart-breaking sides of unrequited love in her new single “Broken Hallelujah.” The song comes with a video that pays tribute to Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 Romeo & Juliet film, where we get to see KLEO wearing angel wings while playing the piano. The shimmering piano keys flow in a seamless, laidback fashion whereas KLEO’s silky vocals channel the infatuation and melancholia that unite the star-crossed lovers until their doom:
Speaking of the track, Cathrine shared: “‘Broken Hallelujah’ is a love scene and a tragedy happening in slow motion. A sort of requiem to a love that was lost to begin with. It’s the feeling of bliss and sadness being intertwined, that can be so elevating and heavenly – an emotion so intense, you can’t help but stand in awe of the universe and how we are created. While singing ‘Broken Hallelujah,’ I experience these feelings so purely.”
KLEO is an unsigned, multi-talented artist whose love for music started with her grandpa’s piano and a steady dose of 90s grunge. Describing her sound as a blend between Vedic astrology, myriad of genres, and romantic narratives, KLEO is an artist that you need to keep under your radar.