With his mesmerizing collaboration with Ayokay (“Us”) still grabbing peoples’ attention, Shallou hasn’t wasted a second, releasing “Raye” with Sultan + Shepard – which landed numerous Spotify editorial playlists as well as Sirius XM support – and now following that up with his next official single “Save Some Room”. A personal anthem of sorts, “Save Some Room” is a goosebump-inducing beauty of song filled with melancholy guitars, lush synths and a bouncy, highly danceable bass line. The song feels sad, but provides immediate hope within the lyrics and the bright splashes of extra production, including a gorgeous saxophone solo that carries the whole thing to new heights. Shallou continues his exponential growth as a songwriter and vocalist, crafting what feels like a genuine hit from start to finish.
He expands a bit more: “I wasn’t myself for a while even after the worst of the pandemic subsided. I wrote an EP about following an internal ‘guiding light’ back to the shore of my life, where I left off. The lyrics reflect the fact that I feel i’m getting better, and I just hope those I love and even my fans can accept me again. I’m ready for a new adventure and to find out what’s next for my life.”
“Us” follows a busy year for Shallou, who has notched multiple entrancing House Of Chill mixes for Sirius XM Chill, and this past March, the producer released the official remix pack for his The Long Way Home EP, featuring reimaginings from Sultan + Shepard, Jerro, and more. Praised by the likes of FLOOD for “lush, lose-yourself-on-the-dancefloor hooks with pulsing beats and shimmering guitar touches”, The Long Way Home signified the producer’s most sonically cohesive work to date.
After a hugely successful set at Louis The Child’s highly anticipated Alter-Ego event in August, Shallou looks ahead to a string of global tour dates to close out the summer, including the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco for back-to-back opening slots on Zedd’s 10-year anniversary celebration of his breakout album Clarity. For tickets to any of these events, click here.