KNIFEY was formed in 2016 by like-minded pals, Phil Linton and Max Trinz in downtown Toronto. The duo bonded over mind-numbing 9-5s, gluttonous weekend binges, and a revolving door of failed relationships. In 2017, they met with Nixon Boyd (Hollerado’s guitarist), brimming with new ideas, and together they created sleepwalker – 11 songs that offer a window into recovery. You can watch the video for first single 'shallow' below.
“'shallow' is a story about living in a city that constantly feels the need to follow a trend rather than walk its own path. It examines a decision that we all face at some point – to bet on ourselves or to take the easy road and fit in. We wanted the video to not take itself too seriously. Playing in front of a blank green screen represents the heart of the song; the fear of becoming a blank canvas, overwriting your personality just to fit in instead of staying true to yourself."