The Knocks Shares Sunset Version for “All About You” featuring Foster The People
- Last month, New York-based electronic duo The Knocks teamed up with Los Angeles-based alt-pop band Foster The People again to release a new song “All About You”.
The song sampled the 1971 “Like a Ship” by Pastor T.L. Barrett and the Youth for Christ Choir.
“'All About You' was a really natural process. We have always wanted to flip the Pastor T.L Barret sample 'Like a Ship' and I finally made a beat out of it on the tour bus last year... it was a little more basic and was just a breakbeat with the sample and an acid synth line," said Ben Ruttner of The Knocks. "The beat kinda sat around for a while and we didn't know what to do with it, but we knew we loved it. Fast forward a couple months...it turned into something special. It feels like a perfect nod to all the different sides of our influences. Late 90s electronica, meets Britpop, mashed with a hip-hop type gospel sample flip, & an indie pop song.”
This marks the second collaboration between The Knocks and Foster The People since 2018 single “Ride or Die” from The Knocks' second album “New York Narcotic”.
Mark Foster of Foster the People said, “When I was in New York a few months ago, I popped over to say hi to The Knocks guys, as I hadn't caught up with them in a while. We were hanging at their studio, playing various things for each other that we had been working on. One of the tunes Ben played me was the rough instrumental for what would eventually turn into 'All About You.' It's a beautiful thing when a casual hang with friends produces a piece of art.”
On November 27th, The Knocks released sunset version of the song. The new version is distinct sound with sleek unlike the original version.
- source : vman