Following up on his sun soaked collaboration with Avicii on “Back Where I Belong” from over the summer, Otto Knows is back to offer up his latest original release. Titled “Not Alone,” the new song sees the Swedish producer dreaming up one of his most accessible efforts yet, blending some seriously catchy pop vocals with a sublime dance production.
“Not Alone” starts off on a high note with a twinkling melody and some languid female vocals before a thumping beat joins the mix. Otto Knows offers up an organic vibe with his newest tune, filling the production with sampled hand percussion and gentle piano parts that provide warmth to the upbeat rhythms. The drops feature a dreamy sound, as the producer layers four on the floor drum patterns and bouncy synths against hushed crooning, creating a dynamic blend of rhythm and melody.
With “Not Alone,” Otto Knows capitalizes on the growing exchange between dance and pop as he delivers an intrinsically catchy offering. It’s a side of the producer we could definitely get used to, and we hope to see more music in this vein surfacing as we head into 2017.