Melodic electronica virtuoso Shallou dives deep on his latest project, an emotive, five-track EP titled The Long Way Home. Featuring soul-searching sonics, ethereal vocals and gently-thumping bass beats, it acts as the light at the end of a long tunnel for Shallou, who overcame his recent struggles with mental health—including a diagnosis with obsessive–compulsive disorder—to reconnect with his creative self.
Out now via FADER Label, The Long Way Home picks up this story with hopeful opening ballad "Corners." The atmospheric melodic house piece arose when Shallou finally found hope "coursing through [his] veins again," he wrote in a press release. "I could finally clear the haze and write about the feelings I had experienced during the pandemic and continue to experience."
A prismatic saxophone solo by Alex Bone transitions "Corners" into the previously released "High Tide," exploring a magical sense of calm with bright synths and delicately reverberating vocals. The Elderbrook-assisted "Heartaches" also makes an appearance alongside tropical house single "Here," both previously released.