Come With Me Now

KONGOS

Lunatic

April 15th, 2014

This song is a snippet of life's darker moments--the moments where you're lost and confused, remembering that you were never this afraid when you were younger. And then something in the shadows beckons you to follow it down an even darker road. "Come with me now/I'm gonna take you down." Uh, you should probably say no to that.

Did you know?

  • Initially released in 2011 as a single from their album Lunatic, "Come With Me Now" found commercial success in the United States in 2014 and became their first charting single in the US.
  • Members of the band themselves say that the song is heavily influenced by Kwaito music, which is described as being a blend of South African jazz, township pop, and Western house music.
  • "Come With Me Now" debuted at number 98 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it their first charting single; it has since peaked at number 31. It has also topped the Billboard Alternative Songs and US Rock Airplay Charts.
  • "Come With Me Now" has been used in commercials for TV shows, movies, and network promos, including The Originals, NBC Sports, MSNBC, Syfy, Hemlock Grove, HBO's 2014 summer programming lineup, CNN, The Expendables 3, and National Geographic Channel Philippines.
  • Kongos (sometimes styled as KONGOS) is a South African alternative rock/Kwaito band consisting of four brothers: Johnny (accordion, keyboard, vocals), Jesse (drums, percussion, vocals), Daniel (guitar, vocals), and Dylan Kongos (bass guitar, lap slide guitar, vocals).
  • They spent their childhoods in the city of London and in South Africa.
  • The four men are the sons of singer/songwriter John Kongos.
  • Not surprisingly, Kongos cite Paul Simon as an inspiration, as well as Jackson Browne.