The Knocks Team Up With Matthew Koma On “I Wish (My Taylor Swift)”: Listen
The Knocks are prepping to release their debut 55 album very soon, and the NYC dance duo are giving another taste of what’s to come from the project. Today (September 24), the Matthew Koma-assisted “I Wish (My Taylor Swift)” has arrived just in time to kick off the weekend.
When it comes to creating sweltering and smart dance music (“Dancing With Myself,” “Collect My Love,” etc.) , The Knocks get it right every time. But for this new single, Ben “B-Roc” Ruttner and James “JPatt” Patterson decide to shift gears slightly and try their hand on a more mainstream sound.
“I Wish (My Taylor Swift)” is a feather-lite uptempo that embodies that blissful end of summer feeling. Koma’s breezy vocals float over the charming synths in a way that will make the track suitable for both radio and in clubs. Don’t be too surprised if the “Wildest Dreams” starlet just happens to snag the dance duo on an upcoming 1989 Tour date.
During our SXSW interview with The Knocks last year, they revealed this about their upcoming album:
“It’s full of songs, there not just tracks. Our older singles were a lot more dance-based, and everything [on the record] is definitely groovy. But it’s slowed down a little bit, there are no huge bangers. We’ve got some great artist features on there, and we’re excited! We’ve been together for about five years and we’ve never put out a record, so this will be our first statement and I think it will let people understand what we’re all about.”
Give “I Wish (My Taylor Swift)” a spin below.