The Knocks have released their powerfully soulful new single, “Walking On Water (Ft. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs)” today. The track heralds The Knocks’ hugely anticipated third studio album, due later this year.
Written in Los Angeles with GRAMMY® Award-nominated British electronic artist Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (a.k.a. Orlando Higginbottom) mere days before the first COVID lockdown in March of 2020, the song instantly stood as one of the new LP’s creative guideposts. Touching on thematic pillars of nostalgia, relationships, and emotional intimacy, “Walking On Water” expertly evinces The Knocks’ knack for bridging eras, genres, and cultures in unexpected ways, with Higginbottom’s smooth vocals interwoven with an indelible sample from Philadelphia soul legend Herb Johnson’s “Unlisted Track” (restored and released in 2001 by the Philly Archives).