Last week was one of those times when so much great new music came in thick and fast that I knew my attempts to get on top of the pile would prove futile. Due to the overwhelming amount of review requests I received. I didn’t get time to post my review of “Slow Song” by The Knocks and Dragonette. Given that these are both artists I like, will give you an idea of how busy and competitive last week was.
The link-up of The Knocks and Dragonette was never an unlikely collaboration. “Working with Martina [Dragonette] and doing a record together is full circle, as our first ever tour as The Knocks was with Dragonette”. Comment Ben “B-Roc” Ruttner and James “JPatt” Patterson of The Knocks.
That said, it is an awesomely endearing way of commemorating a milestone of fast approaching 10 years. The production is impressive on “Slow Song.” There is no need to elaborate. Suffice to say it is both smooth as silk and funky. While it goes without saying we have missed, us, some Dragonette.
The sultry disco groove of the track lends itself well to some dance interpretation. It is not surprising they chose to use a dance routine to feature in their music video. Ru Paul Drag Race Series 10 Winner (USA) Aquaria has been brought in as the song’s dance interpreter. Not content with dancing her heart out at the club where The Knocks and Dragonette are performing. She takes her dancing feet out onto the street, jumps up onto a car bonnet before completing a series of dizzying pirouette spins.
In her performance, Aquaria makes it seem as though she just jumps out of bed and dances her way through the day (I guess that boils down to her dance training, nightclub performances etc.)
Nevertheless, “Slow Song” is a pleasant nostalgia trip in more ways than one. It is fantastic to hear Martina once more also. She shares on her social media at the beginning of the pandemic that she is busy working on the next Dragonette album, (the highly-anticipated follow-up to 2016’s “Royal Blues“). I can only hope for now I get to hear this soon.