Jon Wilkes, previous drummer and back-up singer for the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus [RJA], introduces the breakthrough band: KØU [Kingdom Of Us] in our interview. Exclusively presenting, with LaRossa, the debut single, "Time Is The Enemy;" watch below, to discover KØU and our lyric video review.
Jon identifies his role as vocalist and producer of KØU, describing the upcoming album: "Long awaited - ten years in the making." Below, KØU confirms announcing new members, a full length album and nation-wide tours in the near future!
The heartfelt lyrics of this exciting dance track, "Time Is The Enemy," includes: "There’s thousands of miles and countless hours - That time has taken from us - So don’t let time break the chain; Don’t lose my hand in all of this." The crescendo concludes, "Time Is the enemy of our love." Expect around mark 1m:30s a beautiful symphony of echoes, and 2m:05s a piano melody that drops heightening vibrations. Let us know what you thought of this debut single in the poll below!
Photo | Jon Wilkes
What inspired you in the creation of this debut single?
KØU: Especially for this track, I was inspired by the movie Interstellar directed by Christopher Nolan. In the film, the lead character is trying to get back to his daughter without giving up, despite consequences. This song is based on the idea of trying to get back to someone that you long for.
[CON'D]: KØU: With this project, I write all the lyrics and the melodies; we use EDM production style and then go back to add organic instruments such as real drums, guitars and bass. It's a futuristic rock album.
What does KØU stand for and what is the premise?
KØU: I stepped down from Red Jumpsuit Apparatus [active from 2005 to 2012] to pursue new avenues; I still continued as a drummer until 2016. One day I woke up and realized it was time for me to step out as a vocalist.
Some of these songs [on the upcoming KØU album] were written in the back of the RJA tour bus back in 2009 - 2010. For me, this is a long awaited album basically ten years in the making.
When might we expect the full length album and the upcoming tour?
KØU: Expect the full length album in 2019 while a second single release coming soon. You never know who may end up performing live with me! Also, you never know what former members of your favorite bands might end up in KØU!
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