The Locksmiths Weather The Storm With ‘After the Flood’ (Review)
Robert Bock’s voice is a wrecking ball. That’s not more evident than with The Locksmiths’ brand new song “After the Flood,” brimming with brassy horns and trickling percussion. It’s as soothing as it is a crushing blow to the soul.
The duo – also comprised of Robert’s musical co-conspirator and partner-in-crime Krissy – have weathered all kinds of torrential elements. But they’ve remained firm in their resolve. Whether it’s their musical endeavors or just life, in general, Robert and Krissy manage to keep their head above water and their teeth to the grindstone. As they look around at the devastation, they simply soldier onward. That speaks profoundly to their spirits.
“If dying ain’t an absolute, why not jump without a parachute,” crows Robert. “Don’t worry about the long way down / And maybe it ain’t our time to go yet / With all we get thrown at us / We grow in the mud.”
“After the Flood” (written by Karen Dahlstrom) is the final single sampling their forthcoming new EP, My Way in Manila, out August 4.
Listen to “After the Flood” below.
Krissy and Robert, who hail from Queens, New York, first met in 2010. A flame was instantly ignited. When one musical pursuit collapsed, The Locksmiths was born out of the wreckage. With such influences as The Band and Gillian Welch, the pair issued their self-titled debut record in 2016.