The Knocks and Fred Falke have released the new video for “Geronimo,” from their Geronimo EP out July 23rd. The clip reflects the song’s energy in a desert hoop-dance sequence.
“The process of ‘Geronimo’ was one of the most natural collabs that we’ve ever experienced,” B-Roc of the Knocks tells Rolling Stone. “We met Fred at one of his gigs at SXSW right after he had remixed our last single. We thanked him and hung out a bit. Then he mentioned he was going to be in New York and wanted to get in the studio.”
B-Roc explains that most of the song was recorded in a day at the duo’s Chinatown studio, which has a Geronimo portrait inside. “When Fred was trying to think of a name for the record (before we did the vocals), he looked up and saw the picture and said, ‘Who’s that?’ We told him it’s Geronimo and he said ‘Perfect!’… That inspired the concept and lyrics later.”
Daniel Pappas, the Knocks’ friend and original manager, directed the video. “He had worked with the dancer before for some project he was doing, and the second he heard the song, he had the concept,” B-Roc says. “When he told us the idea, we knew it was too good to pass up. He went through a lot to lock down the dancer and the location and everything, but it definitely paid off. We think it’s cool that the video makes a reference to rave culture. You see hundreds of these ‘hoopers’ of all ages at these dance festivals, so it’s a cool thing to touch on.”
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