“Knock Us Down” is the first single from The Sweetest Condition’s second full-length album, “We Defy Oblivion.” The song questions authority, religion and abuse, and answers it with rebellion, retaliation and revolution.
“The world is in crisis,” says vocalist and lyricist Leslie Irene Benson. “Political, economic and societal structures are deteriorating. Those in power have led us astray. We are living on a hotbed of frustration, on the verge of the next revolution. But no matter how bad things get, we’re going to fight for what’s right. If you push us, we won’t fall down. Together, we are united and strong.”
“‘Knock Us Down’ reflects upon the current political, societal and economic situation on the global scale. Leslie and Jason took the opportunity to speak about it loudly through their art. And the brutal honesty is there. ‘Knock Us Down’ is as direct as it can be, and the song contains the essence of the whole album.” –Marija Buljeta, ALTvenger Magazine, UK, Nov. 14, 2016, www.altvenger.com/the-sweetest-condition-we-defy-oblivion-album-review/
“‘Knock Us Down‘ has a much faster beat and having the potential to become a club classic. Even when this song is lyrically a political inspired one, it’s absolutely danceable. Free according to the German slogan: ‘Tanzt kaputt, was euch kaputt macht!’” –Thomas Frenken, Electrozombies, Germany, 3.9/5 Stars, Nov. 2, 2016,
“Certain songs, such as ‘Keep Turning Me On’ and ‘Knock Us Down’ are so brilliantly executed with such skill and enthusiasm that they have the ability to become club classics for years to come.” – His Divine Shadow, 925|Rebellion, South Africa, 925rebellion.com/the-sweetest-condition-we-defy-oblivion/