THE KNOCKS and FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “All About You”
I was late to the party with the last collaboration by The Knocks and Foster The People from two years ago called “Ride Or Die”. It took hearing it at a “The Knocks and Friends” event in NYC to have a belated ‘wow’ moment about that song. I wasn’t going to let that happen again – “All About You” is a fun slice of dance-pop with a delicious bass groove that contrasts the soaring voice of Mark Foster aptly. The Knocks are a prolific duo whose work shifts within the dance music realm to provide interesting and unique experiences with each song. With “Ride Or Die” one of their best known releases, I’m glad teaming up with Foster The People again has worked so well. The lyrics in “All About You” are very timely and hopeful as the subject of the song snaps out of a low point when someone new comes into his life. And in other ways, it sounds very old school, drawing influences perhaps from the essential Motown and Stax years of music.