Chelou digs up his roots on his forthcoming second album Real, and as the title demonstrates it's his most personal work to date. A mesmerising showcase of the man born Adam Gray’s growth as a writer, and a homage to the love he has for the gritty live sounds and scenes that were instrumental in shaping the soundtrack of his youth.
A self released and authentic artist with minimal desire to be a part of the vogue has meant Chelou has evolved at his own pace, picking up an incredible arsenal of tastemaker support, and an army of fans along the way. The newest being Tom Sarig, founder of powerhouse New York indie label AntiFragile Music. A veteran of over two decades who has played a central role nurturing several important & acclaimed music artists achieve breakthrough success (Lou Reed, Cake, The Gaslight Anthem). Captivated by Real, he snapped up the record for his Chelou’s first official signing.
‘Real’ is a more personal and less abstract record that channels Adam’s feelings of emotion, anger, frustration, love, joy, and realism, tied together with a hopeful melancholy which embodies the true character of Chelou.