I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME (iDKHOW) the new project led by multi-instrumentalist and creative mastermind Dallon Weekes has confirmed the release of his debut album Razzmatazz out Oct 16 via Fearless Records. The band has already achieved surprising success racking up over 100 million Spotify streams, a #1 record at SiriusXM’s Alt Nation, the #1 spot on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart for the 1981 Extended Play EP and 32k plays at Alternative radio reaching an audience of over 64 million.
Today, they drop the brand new single “Leave Me Alone” accompanied by a stunning visual. On the track a bold bass line fit for Let’s Dance-era Bowie holds down the syncopated riff accompanied by the shimmering beats of drummer Ryan Seaman, providing the perfect backdrop for Dallon’s spirited vocals. The song’s refrain is a slippery send-off, “Now I want you to leave me alone.” Dallon explains the inspiration behind the song, “when you’re in a toxic situation, the phrase ‘Leave Me Alone’ is the last civil thing you say before things get uncivil.”
Razzmatazz is the next chapter in iDKHOW’s unfurling curated storyline, in the multi-faceted world Dallon has constructed, iDKHOW was initially believed to have been a band from 30 plus years ago that never got their big break. But in 2017, an anonymous source began to release recovered video footage of iDKHOW. The videos that span the years 1964 to 1983 have been released out of sequence and display a mysterious genesis that has yet to be understood.
Dallon Weekes made waves in Panic! At The Disco from 2009-2018, touring around the world and picking up Gold and Platinum plaques as a key songwriter on the chart-topping Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! and more. In 2016, he introduced iDKHOW at a small show in Los Angeles before denying its existence for months to follow. The project formally revealed itself prior to hitting the road and performing on the mainstage at UK’s Reading and Leeds Festivals as well as sharing stages with the likes of Twenty One Pilots, The 1975, Billie Eilish, The Killers, The National and Blink 182, just to name a few.