Disco fiends The Knocks are back and better than ever this week with Comfortable, a fresh and vibrant new EP full of top-notch guest talent.
The 4-song release opens with the title track Comfortable, a funky collaboration with Brooklyn-based indie rockers X Ambassadors. Groovy synths combine with feel-good vocals to create an unmistakably delicious dance beat that echoes the trademark bouncy disco sound of The Knocks.
Mr. JPatt and B-Roc of The Knocks team up with their Australian idols, Sneaky Sound System, in The One. The New York duo blend a percussion-heavy beat with a touch of robotic vocals, while Sneaky Sound System’s veteran singer Connie Mitchell provides the chorus melody. The Knocks counter their easy, upbeat vibes with SSS’ bold dance sound in this dynamic jam.
The guys told Rolling Stone:
“This song was a trip for us to make because we have been such fans of SSS for so long. We’re just glad we could do them justice.”
Justice never sounded sweeter.
Next up is Dreaming, a melodic dance track full of rolling buildups and drops echoed by distant-sounding vocal bits that give the song a soothing, abstract feel. Finally, the EP ends on a slower note with Savior, a laid-back track featuring the mesmerizing and effortless vocals of Ra Ra Riot’s Wes Miles. Glitchy, robotic synths mix with a downtempo beat to give the song a futuristic vibe.
Comfortable is available for purchase on iTunes. For more from The Knocks, check out their SoundCloud page, and look out for the duo on their upcoming tour.