MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of The Yawpers’ “Dancing On My Knees”

On April 19, MAGNET faves the Yawpers return with Human Question (Bloodshot). The 10-track, 38-minute album is the follow-up to 2017 concept album Boy In A Well, which we deemed Essential New Music. Today we’re proud to premiere “Dancing On My Knees,” off Human Question (the fourth LP from this Denver outfit—and former MAGNET guest editors).

“‘Dancing On My Knees’ was born out of a desire to make something jaunty, angular and danceable uncomfortable,” says singer/guitarist Nate Cook. “While it didn’t turn out quite as bizzaro, we were definitely taking some nods from Captain Beefheart with the general feel of the song. Lyrically, this is probably the most optimistic song, and is kind of full of mantras that I was mining during the time to achieve some self-improvement. So much for that.”

Well, you can see for yourself if Cook and his bandmates did indeed make self improvements starting April 16 in Kansas City, Mo., when the Yawpers kick off a month-long U.S. tour. But in the meantime, you can thank us for bringing you “Dancing On My Knees,” which should prove to be a highlight on your spring playlist. Check it out now.