One of the reasons I enjoy The Knocks so much is that they obviously love making music. Besides working on their own songs, JPatt and B-Roc regularly team up with others. They’ve worked with Icona Pop (“Sun Does Down”), produced Little Boots (“Headphones”), and now the boys from New York City have collaborated with Fred Falke on a new single, “Geronimo.”
The French house DJ/producer had remixed The Knocks’ “Brightside” last year, so Falke wasn’t in totally unfamiliar territory when he stopped by the duo’s Chinatown studio to work on a new track together. Inspired by a portrait of the Apache leader that hangs on the wall there, “Geronimo” was recorded from start to finish in a day.
The music video for “Geronimo” keeps the Native American spirit going. Featuring hoop dancing by 22-year-old Nakotah LaRance, a six-time world champion and Cirque du Soleil member, the clip was filmed in the desert of New Mexico’s White Sands National Monument by director Daniel Pappas. Of the video’s concept, B-Roc tells Rolling Stone, ”You see hundreds of these ‘hoopers’ of all ages at these dance festivals, so it’s a cool thing to touch on.”