Ever since we premiered "We Are Sound" a year ago, Brooklyn’s five-piece Corbu have been firm favourites here at Best Fit. They turned heads most recently with their remix of Jessie Ware’s "You & I (Forever)", but now ahead of their new EP released tomorrow (Everything You Imagine Is Real) hear one of its best tracks, "Black Knight".
Driven by a constant tom drum beat, interspersed with vocal samples ("nope", "take it back"), and a synth that follows the vocal melody, "Black Knight" is quite a reflective piece, dipping in and out of moods and energies. There is also something transient and hallucinatory about the track, particularly in the bridge with its bouncy bass and eerie guitars. Frontman and brainchild of Corbu, Jonathon Graves, explains why this track captures this multifaceted range of feelings:
"'Black Knight' is a haunted house - it wasn't written in the most hopeful time for me. Lots of skeletons and fog machines in this one. It's also about intuition - when you know something is going to happen, but no matter how hard you try, there's nothing you can do to change it."
This may be the case but with a debut album in the making and with supporters ranging from Zane Lowe to Jessie Ware, we have our own intuition that 2015 will be a big year for these Brooklynites.
"Black Knight" is taken from the new EP Everything You Imagine Is Real, released tomorrow (17 February) in the UK via 3beat.