The Indiigo Child, real name Daniel Knott, is a San Francisco-based producer renowned for his distinctive style to dance music. The newcomer’s unique sound design distinguishes him in the world of electronic music, with various electronic synth-laden tracks and hard-hitting hits. His debut EP, “Renegade Voyager,” was released in 2018, followed by an array of high-energy singles that delivered his signature eccentric sound.
The producer recently began the year with a heavily danceable piece of feel-good house. “Come Back To Me” reveals a new side to the budding talent, who rose to prominence in 2022 with “Say It’s Alright,” an indie-electronic cut with Lynett Nayade. His latest release uncovers feelings of lost love and heartbreaks rolled-up in a dancefloor-ready production.
“The inspiration for “Come Back to Me” derives from my experiences with love and relationships. Specifically, how sometimes, due to our circumstances, pursuing goals, or put, our world falls apart, resulting in lost connections with people we genuinely care for. I wanted to create a tune that encompasses all those emotions and that people can relate to,” Knott stated about the inspiration behind the track.
Fans often can’t get enough of their favorite artists. But listeners of The Indigo Child need not worry because his latest track is not the last. The producer teases a six-track EP featuring a more underground techno sound and guarantees to start performing live, so it will be a busy year.
To learn more about The Indiigo Child, including what music means to him, continue reading the full interview below!
Q: Before we dig in, what’s next for you?
Well, I’m currently finishing up a 6 track EP, which will consist of a more underground techno sound. Also, I tap into some areas sonically I haven’t previously explored. After that, I have another single and then start performing live. It’s going to be an active year for me.
Q: What does music mean to you?
Music, for me is an expression method. All my music is a connection to my feelings and emotions, the soundtrack of my life, to put it in simple terms.
Q: Is there a song that makes you emotional?
The list would be too long lol; most music triggers emotion for me; however, a song that I recently discovered is called “Clarity” by Toro y Moi. The combination of sounds/lyrics caused nostalgia for me, which is emotional every time I listen to it.
Q: How important are lyrics?
Not always necessary. Sometimes, it’s good to paint your own picture of what the lyrics would sound like or have an open landscape in your mind to add what you would imagine the song should be. Sometimes, lyrics force the direction of a track; however, some tracks need lyrics to be complete.
Q: If you could travel back in time, which musical era would you visit?
1984, Purple Rain, and Prince overall, were some of my early inspirations to make music. I would have loved to experience that era live.
Q: Who was your role model while growing up?
My grandparents were my biggest influences. They both were artists and in the circus. My home was full of creativity, and it was highly encouraged. There is absolutely no way I would be a creative or the person I am, without my grandparents.
Q: What makes you feel unstoppable?
I am being myself and doing what I love. If I can make art that makes me happy, and I’m proud of, then the rest is easy. I enjoy the process in all aspects and embrace the challenges. Overall, and nowadays, I keep things fun and organic.
Q: The pandemic has been bad for many people, but there is a silver lining in everything: How has the pandemic improved your life?
Well I can say for me, it has made me truly understand and appreciate what is important in life. Also, I’ve learned to give myself self-care and space to breathe. Before the pandemic, I rarely did that. It has improved my mental health tremendously.
Q: How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie roll pop?
A lot of licks, for me it’s probably around 208 licks lol.
Q: Would you travel to space?
Heck yeah! Space is the most fascinating place for me. I would love first to visit Saturns moons. But, overall, there are so many places and secrets to be discovered. I love looking up at the sky on a clear night and wonder what it would be like to travel to those stars. It’s fascinating to me!