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This song was born out of a prompt from my wife Danny. I write a lot of “message” songs, but she challenged me to put more of myself into it. “Knocks” is the result of that, and I may have overshot.
“Knocks” is personal and raw, tapping into the sense of exhaustion that we all feel from the intensity of the past few years. It’s about how capitalism depletes our energy… and how we respond to it.
It features Andy Santospago on pedal steel guitar and other great musicians of the Boston area: Dave Brophy on drums & percussion, Joe McMahon on bass, and Peter Fernandez on keyboards.
Knocks | Michael Boezi
Release date: 1/31/24
Lyrics and music by Michael Boezi
Michael Boezi: Voice, guitar
Dave Brophy: Drums & percussion, backing vocals
Joe McMahon: Bass guitar
Andy Santospago: Pedal steel guitar
Peter Fernandez: Organ
Produced by Michael Boezi and Dave Brophy
Recorded at Studio Solitaire in Somerville, MA
Engineered by Dave Brophy
Arranged by Michael Boezi and Dave Brophy
Mixed and mastered by Dave Brophy
Cover photograph by Michael Boezi
Cover design by Michael Boezi
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Published by Control Mouse Media, LLC, Boston, MA https://controlmousemedia.com
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ISRC: QZU4R2300006 / UPC: 064837115580 / Artist IPI: 1126697636 (ASCAP)
Here is the complete set of new singles since 2022: https://michaelboezi.com/singles
In preparation for this set of new releases, I also re-released my entire back catalog last year. They include re-mastered versions with some bonus demo tracks included too.