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Bittersweet New EP from Foster The People and The Knocks

Last Friday, EDM duo The Knocks and indie band Foster The People unveiled their collaborative EP, Melody & Silence. The musicians have worked together before in 2018’s “Ride or Die” and 2020’s “All About You.”

The EP contains covers of three ’90s hit songs and a new version of “All About You.” While Melody & Silence is full of solid tracks by the team, but the track that stands out the most is the “Bitter Sweet Symphony” cover — referred to as “Bittersweet Symphony” in the EP —, originally by The Verve.

In the cover, Mark Foster’s voice truly resembles Richard Ashcroft’s in the original track. Also, The Knocks’ production gives “Bittersweet Symphony” a new twist while keeping it true to the original.

Along with the release, the musicians unveiled a visualizer for the track, where Foster passionately records the vocals in the studio. Likewise, we can see The Knocks adding their own touch to the 1997 hit.

Of course, fans were extremely happy with the “Bittersweet Symphony” cover and the EP as a whole. Many of them expressed their contentment on Twitter and YouTube comments.

It’s clear that the collaborative effort between Foster The People and The Knocks brings out the best in each musical group. Their previous releases and this EP prove that they are a match made in heaven.

Melody & Silence also includes covers of Moby and Gwen Stefani’s “South Side” and Beck’s “Devil’s Haircut.” You can stream the EP on Spotify and Apple Music.

You can listen to the cover and watch the visualizer for “Bittersweet Symphony” below:

If you can’t get enough of these musicians, you can also stream Foster The People’s 6-tracks EP In The Darkest of Nights, Let the Birds Sing, which came out last year. The Knocks’ upcoming single “R U High” will be released this Friday.

Featured Image: Instagram (@the_knocks)

Kenly Campos

Costa Rica