WATCH: The Knocks – TROUBLE ft. Absofacto

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THE KNOCKS SHARE NEW “TROUBLE” OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO/REMIX EP! PLUS, CATCH THEM ON ‘FEEL GOOD FEEL GREAT’ TOUR!

The Knocks stay true to form with an already-prolific 2017, which has seen the release of a new Testify EP out now via Neon Gold/Big Beat Records. The New York City-based duo returns with the official music video for their single, “TROUBLEfeat. Absofacto – an endearing story which stars Kyle Pacek (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) and David Child (“Live Hold On”) forming an unlikely interspecies friendship, and shines a positive light on the topic of mental health – WATCH HERE. Also out today, a remix EP for their single, including reworks from the disco/house producer Treasure Fingers, London’s Mr. Sanka, and fellow New York producers NotNoLISTEN HERE!

When we made this song, we kept envisioning a concept for a video that involved an alien singing the lyrics to someone to help them or give them advice – like a weird guardian angel. We had been trying to do a video with [director] Kevin Eis for a while and knew he’d be perfect for this concept. After spit-balling ideas back and forth for a while, we landed on this narrative and couldn’t be happier with the result.” The Knocks

 “The video playfully captures the feeling of the song, coming out of a dark place, but trying to dance your way back into the light.”Absofacto

“The concept behind the video definitely has to do with mental health. Ben and I were throwing around ideas and we wanted a topic that was simple, funny, but also had something to say…perhaps this video will open a discussion. Especially now, when everyone in the country feels like they’re losing their mind, it seemed appropriate. The main character in the video suffers from agoraphobia and has a fear of leaving his apartment. Much like the character, I myself suffer from that disorder. We actually shot the entire thing in my apartment where I wrote and produced the video, which was rather fitting because I never had to leave. There’s a stigma surrounding mental health. People are afraid to talk about it, admit they have a problem, admit they’re seeking help, etc. Albeit, I don’t have hallucinations of a little alien encouraging me to leave, but this video came from a place extremely heartfelt and real. I hope people can both enjoy and take something valuable out of this.” Kevin Eis (video director)

 

The Knocks ‘TROUBLE’ Remix Package:

1. TROUBLE (feat. Absofacto) (Treasure Fingers Party Mix)

2. TROUBLE (feat. Absofacto) (Mr Sanka Remix) 

3. TROUBLE (feat. Absofacto) (NotNo Remix)

 

THE KNOCKS 2017 “FEEL GOOD FEEL GREAT” TOUR:

Buy Tickets:  http://smarturl.it/FGFGTour

FRI         10-Mar-17              Urbana, IL – Canopy Club***

SAT        11-Mar-17              Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall***                          

TUE        14-Mar-17              Lansing, MI – The Loft***                    

THU       16-Mar-17              Detroit, MI – Shelter***

FRI         17-Mar-17              Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground***

SAT        18-Mar-17              Montreal, QC – Belmont ***           

TUE        21-Mar-17              Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall***

WED      22-Mar-17            Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theater***

THU       23-Mar-17              Boston, MA – Royale Boston***

FRI         24-Mar-17              New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place***

SAT        25-Mar-17              New York, NY – Terminal 5***

*support from Mark Johns & Skylar Spence

**support from Lophiile, Mark Johns & Skylar Spence

***support from Bipolar Sunshine & Gilligan Moss

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