Brothers Boots and Cobo Copeland have been making music together their entire lives. From an early age, they self-taught themselves drums, guitar, and bass, filling their pastor father’s church with songs bathed in light and life. It’s the bond between Boots and Cobo that gives Knox Hamilton’s music a degree of familial intuition; a genetic thread of energy running between the two.
When I was younger, I never really felt like I fit in with the kids around me. No matter how hard I tried I always felt like an outsider — isolated and irrevocably different. I hated that. It tore me up inside. I wanted nothing more than to be one of them, to laugh like they did, to think like they did, to be what they were. By the time I started high school I was doing everything I could to be one of them. The boys were all strong and played sports. I started playing baseball and going to the gym. They made terrible jokes and I laughed even though I didn’t think they were funny and they all wore the coolest shoes so I did, too. Everyday I’d wake up hoping it wouldn’t be the day everyone around me finally noticed I wasn’t like them. I was a fraud and a fake and I never felt comfortable.