'KIDS (Against The Machine)', the new album from Noga Erez, out November 5th

September 21, 2021

Today Noga Erez has announced the release of ‘KIDS (Against The Machine)’ out digitally on November 5th. An album that mirrors her highly acclaimed second LP with each track recreated as bold non-electronic big band productions. Today she shares a freshly carved version of ‘KIDS’ album track “Knockout”.

Each single of bass-heavy pop and snappy lyricism released in the lead up to the February’s album ‘KIDS’ was answered with a stripped back “Against The Machine” alternative version. These reimagined recordings found a life of their own, racking up plays and featuring on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Kelly Clarkson Live in the US. Now Noga Erez and her creative partner Ori Rousso complete the set with a full album of “Against The Machine” reworks.

Erez comments: “The KIDS AGAINST THE MACHINE series that Ori Rousso and I started was something we mainly did for fun; a way to challenge ourselves. We wanted a chance to show each other and our fans that these songs could be reimagined without our signature electronic productions. These versions became instant faves for many - for those who love the more organic, woody and brassy sound.

This whole KATM project instantly took on a life of its own and because of how much fun it was to create, we ended up working on an entire album, but arranged and produced without any ‘machines’ and played live by our talented musician friends and accompanied by the incredible NONA kids choir.

“Knockout" stood out to us because the original version is very brash and bold. It is the one that made the most significant transition, which turned into a more fun, light listen, and actually became the main single of this project.”