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The Knocks Unveil "Trouble," Single From Upcoming EP 'Testify'
The Knocks are only 10 months away from releasing their debut album 55 and are ready to release another project. In preparation of their Feel Good Feel Great Tour across North America later this winter, the New York City based pair are gearing up to release a new EP Testify and have unveiled a new single "Trouble."
The new single had a laidback, pool party vibe to it with a steady drum beat, claps and featuring Absofacto's soothing female vocals.
"We originally wrote the song with Abso in NYC at our studio as a slow, piano ballad, at 90 bpm," The Knocks say in a press release via Billboard. "The idea was to write something that felt melancholy and classic. After we laid down the original idea, he left and we started experimenting with it -- treating it like a sample -- totally chopping it up and flipping it."
Though the video isn't much, the visuals match the steady rhythm and summery feel in the song. The yellow tint gives it a bit of a melancholic touch.
"Trouble" will be officially released tomorrow, Jan. 13. Find the complete list of tour dates for their Feel Good Feel Great tour below.
02/03: Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club*
02/04: Seattle, WA @ Neptune*
02/06: Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom*
02/08: San Luis Obispo, CA @ The Graduate*
02/09: San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore**
02/11: Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre**
02/12: Santa Barbara, CA @ SoHo Music Club*
02/13: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst*
03/02: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club***
03/04: Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry @ The Fillmore Philadelphia** *
03/10: Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club***
03/11: Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall***
03/14: Lansing, MI @ The Loft***
03/16: Detroit, MI @ Shelter***
03/17: Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground***
03/18: Montreal, QC @ Belmont ***
03/21: Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall***
03/22: Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater***
03/23: Boston, MA @ Royale Boston***
03/24: New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place***
03/25: New York, NY @ Terminal 5***
*support from Mark Johns & Skylar Spence
**support from Lophiile, Mark Johns & Skylar Spence
***support from Bipolar Sunshine & Gilligan Moss