‘Choke’ is the new single from I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME, a project of duo Dallon Weekes and Ryan Seaman that not only have been creating a bit of a buzz this year, but also makes me wonder how I’m going to fit it in the title. They caused a stir with debut single ‘Do It All The Time’ earlier in the year and now look to have Reddit front page levels of success with this new jam, and boy is it a jam.
Featuring all of the traits you’d expect in a genuine Pop hit, ‘Choke’ is a track that seems to revel in it’s ability to put a bit of an ominous spin to said Pop hits. Bright, vibrant piano chords combine with earworm-y guitars, wondrous horns to form an instrumental that pairs up so nicely with Weekes’ vocals, which seem to soar and croon right into the mind. The lyricism is a little bold and …terrifying, frankly, but IDKHow do a great job at throwing all sorts of hooks at it to make it seem okay.
This is a duo that needs to be kept on your radar. I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME look to be making something a little different and that different is good. ‘Choke’ is a great song, even if I am a little scared by it.