Daniel Knowles and Jennifer Farmer are the husband-and-wife duo behind dreampop band The Know. The Anglo-American duo shares a love of music as diverse as Julee Cruise, The Jesus and Mary Chain and Patsy Cline; which gives you some idea of what to expect from Hold Me Like You Know Me. But the song is a lot more than the sum of its parts.
Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound comes to mind on first listen: the track feels layered yet full of reverb, the wistful vocals come across as colourful and serene, but seen and heard from a distance, lending them a primal ambiance. There’s a clarity and wit to the production though and a knowledge of how to use mood, emotion, and tempo to keep the listener hooked. All that makes the song feel very much of the now, yet could easily be regard as a prime example of rock music from the 60s, 80s or 90s.
Jennifer from the band had this to say about the song: “This is a very personal song. It describes a feeling of intense loneliness and isolation which I’ve dealt with a lot this past year. Wanting to be seen, felt, loved and adored. Although it’s written from a romantic perspective, I think this feeling is also true of friendships, family, etc. Especially in this modern day and age, where everyone is so detached and in their own worlds, it’s hard to feel connected on any kind of genuine level. You can be in a room full of people and still feel lonely.”
The Know’s Hold Me Like You Know Me is out now and available to stream or download on all major platforms including Spotify. Be sure to check the band out over on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for news about how to listen to the song, as well as the upcoming EP.