You Know (single)

by The Controversy

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Michael Keerdo-Dawson Record cover and music give a perfect match for the sound and visuals. It's a ghostly, defocused and remarkable song which remains with the listener for a long while afterwards.


"You Know" is the third single out off The Controversy's second album "Don't Count On Me". The Los Angeles electronic art-pop duo invites you on a journey through intricate electronic beats, psychedelic ambiance and unusual pop melodies. With U&I Magazine naming their single "Queen of Chinatown" as #1 Single of 2014, FourCulture Magazine proclaiming the band as one of the Best Artist of 2014 and recent features and premieres on Buzzbands LA, Free Bike Valet Magazine, The Deli Magazine, Polari UK, Impose Magazine, there's expectation being build around the duo's second album "Don't Count On Me", to be released on February 2015.

Originally from Spain and Denmark, The Controversy's sound is influenced by artists like St Vincent, Beck, Air, Miike Snow, Portishead, Bjork and Massive Attack and has been described as a "seamless mash up of electronica with psychedelic rock". The Controversy has released two singles ("Queen of Chinatown" and "Two Voices") from their upcoming second album and will release a third one, “You Know” on January 12th.


I can explain,
Why you’re my everything.
You changed my life.
You know, you know.

I was no one,
Lost in my dreams
You saved me
You know, you know.


released January 12, 2015
Written by Thomas Hjorth and Laura Vall
Lead and backup vocals by Laura Vall
Guitars and backup vocals by Thomas Hjorth
Drums and percussion programming by Thomas Hjorth & Laura Vall
Strings and synth programming by Thomas Hjorth & Laura Vall
Drums by Jesper Kristensen
Cello by Simon Huber
Produced by Thomas Hjorth and Laura Vall @ Velvet Mind Productions with additional production by Mehdi Hassine
Mixed by Thomas Hjorth and Laura Vall @ Velvet Mind Productions with additional mixing by Mehdi Hassine
Mastered by Audio Animals, UK
Drums Recording by Mehdi Hassine @ Musicians Institute studios, Hollywood, CA
Everything else recorded @ Velvet Mind Productions studio, Silver Lake, CA
Artwork photography by Line Hjorth
Artwork design by Thomas Hjorth



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The Controversy Los Angeles, California

Intricate electronic beats, psychedelic ambiance, and lush pop melodies. Their latest album, "Don't Count On Me," has been named an "electronic art-pop masterpiece" by FourCulture Magazine, KCRW featured their single, "Two Voices" as Today's Top Tune, and U&I Magazine named "Queen of Chinatown" their #1 Single of 2014. Bandcamp describes the album as "moody pop music that's turning heads." ... more

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