asNew York-based boy girl duo ASTR first cropped up on our radar thanks to the glacially cool synth-pop cut “Operate,” but a lot has changed in the intervening two years. Above is the video for their latest single “Activate Me,” which mines a late 90’s soul-stoked garage groove.


I’ve been waiting for you
I’ve been waiting for, I’ve been waiting for you
Activate activate activate me

Don’t wanna hear it
When you tell me you understand
Wanna believe it
Want you to show me you really care

About The Author

Bianca Alysse is a creatively driven Bronx-born writer and editor. Before becoming The Knockturnal‘s music editor she served as Latina‘s creative coordinator and was a contributor at Billboard. The Boricua scribe has a lengthy resume in the music industry and has penned for Universal Music Publishing Group, Epic Records, G.O.O.D. Music, Compound Entertainment, Artistry & Récords, and Arcade Creative Group. Her work has been seen on platforms like VIBE, mitú, TIDAL, Remezcla, and behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week. As an independent contractor, she has written for Sony Music Entertainment’s global business affairs department, Warner Music Group, and currently Roc Nation.

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