Today’s Song: iDKHOW Emerge with Spirited, Feverish “Leave Me Alone”

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A hot, funky outpouring of passion, iDKHOW’s new single “Leave Me Alone” is a feverish explosion of fresh, addictive alt-rock energy.
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They thought a long name might keep them out of the spotlight for a little while, and to their credit, they’ve flown under the radar for the past few years. Yet with every passing release, I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME (lovingly called iDKHOW by friends and family) creep a little closer to the surface, gaining recognition on their own accord thanks to an unrelenting stream of stellar songwriting full of catchy melodies and clever hooks. Newcomers in name but not in spirit, iDKHOW are one of music’s best-kept secrets – and now their ours to share. A hot, funky outpouring of passion, the band’s new single “Leave Me Alone” is a feverish explosion of fresh, addictive alt-rock energy.

Leave Me Alone - iDKHOW

Leave Me Alone – iDKHOW

Big shot, so what
Do you wanna pretend?
You took the money
but the money couldn’t buy a friend
Now I want you to leave me alone
They say the devil that you know
is better than the devil that you don’t

Oh you’re a big shot here but nobody else knows
Now I want you to leave me alone

Released August 5 via Fearless Records, “Leave Me Alone” is the unapologetic lead single off iDKHOW’s debut album Razzmatazz, out October 16 (pre-order/pre-save here). iDKHOW’s first offering of 2020 follow’s 2019’s three-track Christmas Drag EP – a holiday record that sounds as good in the summertime, as it did last winter. A controlled measure of pop polish and raw rock vigor, “Leave Me Alone” is as dance-y as they get – replete with fat bass rhythms and an intoxicating backbeat that drives the song forever forward.

It’s everything we want in an anthem: A cool, soaring number that wants nothing more than for its listeners to get lost in the groove.

iDKHOW's debut album 'Razzmatazz' is out October 2020

iDKHOW’s debut album ‘Razzmatazz’ is out October 2020

Reminiscent of Prince and Let’s Dance-era Bowie, it’s a charming blend of funk, pop, and rock cobbled into a stylish and trendy 3 1/2 minute package.

Blind spot, take your best shot, lucky me
Go fly a kite until you’re tangled in the hanging tree
Now I want you to leave me alone
They say the devil that you know is better than the devil that you don’t
Oh you’re a big shot here but nobody else knows
Now I want you to leave me alone

“When you’re in a toxic situation, the phrase ‘leave me alone’ is the last civil thing you say before things get uncivil,” iDKHOW’s Dallon Weekes says of the band’s new single. A key member of Panic! At The Disco from 2009 to 2018, Weekes has worked hard to separate iDKHOW from Panic! in an effort to maintain his new project’s independence and integrity.

“The band name is a line from one of my favorite movies as a kid. I wanted something that was long and ridiculous and would fit into the whole modus operandi of keeping our band a secret for the first year or so of our existence,” Weekes said recently, speaking to Atwood Magazine. “I wanted iDKHOW to be an entirely separate entity from any previous bands that I’ve been in, so anything we may have done a certain way in previous bands, we’ve intentionally tried to take the opposite approach. I felt it was important to build this from the ground up as much as possible, and not use any of our past bands to get people’s attention.”

iDKHOW © 2020

iDKHOW © 2020



Between 2018’s seductive debut EP 1981 Extended Play, scattered singles, and what we’ve heard from Razzmatazz, Weekes can rest assured knowing his new music speaks for itself: iDKHOW is a ball of musical fire effortlessly trailblazing its own path forward. Exceptional songwriting help make each song an earworm ready for repeat listens, and tasteful arrangements will keep us coming back for more.

Four in the morning but we’re having such a lovely time
Mad as a hatter with a dagger and a dollar sign
Aristocrat, tip your hat and break your mother’s heart
And when the sun comes up you’ll find a brand new God
(A brand new God)

I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME had their underground fun, but the cat’s out of the bag and it’s time to celebrate great music where we find it – and we’ve found it in “Leave Me Alone”. Stream iDKHOW’s new single out now, and stay tuned for the band’s forthcoming debut album Razzmatazz, out October 16 (pre-order/pre-save here)!

Now I want you to leave me alone
They say the devil that you know
is better than the devil that you don’t

Oh you’re a big shot here but nobody else knows
Now I want you to leave me alone

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