The Knocks + Foster the People Parody Cult Classics In Their Latest Visual
The Knocks and Foster the People recently joined forces to create a visual for their track, ‘Ride or Die.’
The track gained attention back in March, but has re-emerged in the form of a playful, parody-ridden music video. ‘Ride or Die’ features The Knocks and Foster the People frontman Mark Foster as our time traveling protagonists. After being quite literally sucked into their television screens and transported back in time, the group relives scenes from hand-picked cult classics such as: White Men Can’t Jump, Rocky, Pulp Fiction, and Men In Black.
Fake blood and over-the-top expressions make for an overall campy music video that opts for silly over edgy.
Leave it to Foster the People and The Knocks to pair their springtime collaboration with a playful music video, thus reigniting what is soon to be a new summer jam. Foster serves up his signature sweet ‘n sexy vocals in a track that nestles in just as well on a sweaty dance floor as it would at a beach party. The resurgence of ‘Ride or Die’ leaves the listener hoping for more collaborations in the near future. But for now, we’ll take what we can get.
Watch ‘Ride or Die’ here:
Here’s what the respective artists had to say, regarding their latest release:
“Writing the song, we wanted to create a warm nostalgic sound that centered around the idea of friendship and celebration. We always knew that Mark was perfect for the song, so when we linked up in the studio, we all immediately knew there was something special there.” (The Knocks)
“Our friend Kenny Laubbacher introduced us last year and everything came full circle with Kenny coming up with this music video concept that paid homage to famous duos from the past. I got to play the weird third wheel guy in each sequence, so naturally I said yes.” (Mark Foster)