“Washed Up Together,” the latest single from Knox Hamilton, which was produced by Tim Pagnotta (Neon Trees, Walk The Moon), started simply as a song about self-reflection. However as the music progressed, the atmospheric track reinvented itself. Almost serendipitously, the song shifted from being a piece about having nothing left in the tank to a confession about feeling immersed in someone else’s everything.
“Washed Up Together” launched on SiriusXM’s Alt-Nation Advanced Placement Premiere yesterday, and will continue running there exclusively through Sunday.
The song’s upswing into a positive headspace flawlessly pinpoints Knox Hamilton’s signature writing style. “It always struck me how a song or a melody could impact your state of mind,” says Boots Copeland, the band’s lead singer. “I never wanted to feed a bad moment, but rather foster a good one. I’d rather make people dance than cry. Life is filled with problems and rainy days – I’d rather Knox Hamilton ease that dreariness than indulge in it.”
Knox Hamilton previously released their debut EP How’s Your Mind, which featured the runaway single “Work It Out.” The single seemingly climbed out of nowhere to the top of SiriusXM’s Alt18 charts and reached “near-Adele levels on alt-rock radio” (Huffington Post), garnering over 5 million streams on Spotify.
Knox Hamilton became a reality in Little Rock, Arkansas when brothers Boots and Cobo Copeland stumbled across an old 1970s yearbook. “In it was a picture of one of the most rock ‘n’ roll dudes I have ever seen,” says Boots, lead vocalist, laughing. “And his name was Knox Hamilton. We were searching for what to call ourselves, and it was a no-brainer.”