oklou – Friendless
Shout out to our friend Arielle for the inadvertent heads up on this gorgeous track + video from London-based French producer + singer Marylou Mayniel, aka oklou. I’m not sure how the glacial and cavernous “Friendless” isn’t everywhere by now, as it’s the kind of fully transfixing jam you’re instantly compelled to put on an endless loop until it feels like it has no beginning and no end. We were instantly reminded of early SZA vibes (it turns out her first EPs were a big influence on oklou), and how people slept on SZA for way too long too. Check the transportive, dreamlike Kevin Elamrani-lince-directed video below. oklou’s The Rite of May EP is out March 16th via NUXXE, also home to coucou chloe.