American indie pop band iDKHOW unexpectedly released their third track, ‘New Invention’ late last week, following their previous singles from upcoming debut album ‘Razzmatazz.’, due for release on October 23rd. The alt-anthem is built around a booming bass line and Weekes’ unique vocals shining through as he sings “…despite your good intentions the girl is like an architect / and I am just a new invention…”
The music video, shot by Raul Gonzo, was filmed in one take on the set of the Kubrickian ’70s sci-fi video for ‘Leave Me Alone’ back in August. With the same set to the previous video, this retro style video is completely still, with Dallon in shot mouthing along to the lyrics whilst plugged into old electronics monitored by what we can assume is Ryan acting as a scientist. The whacky lyrics, ‘Oh, I can’t say no, I’m losing control’, perfectly fit this uncomfortable scene. Let us know what you think this video represents in our comments!
‘New Invention’ follows the success of the album’s lead single ‘Leave Me Alone’ which premiered on Jack Saunders Radio 1 show, and now stands at top 15 of US Alt Radio. Prior to this release, iDKHOW had already achieved surprising success with over 100 million Spotify streams, a #1 record at SiriusXM’s Alt Nation, the #1 spot on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart for the 1981 Extended Play EP and 32k plays at Alternative radio. Lead singer Weekes’ previous success within Panic! At The Disco has allowed his personal project of iDKHOW to flourish, with many fans intrigued to see what comes next in the unfurling storyline Weekes has constructed for the band.
Razzmatazz is the next chapter in iDKHOW’s carefully constructed storyline by Dallon himself. Initially the band was believed to have been from 30+ years ago that never got their big break. But in 2017, an anonymous source began to release recovered video footage of iDKHOW, with videos that spanning the years 1964 to 1983 released out of sequence and display a mysterious genesis that has yet to be understood. Preorder the album here to start your journey along iDKHOW’s mysterious releases.