I first heard Twin Shadow last fall sitting on the floor of my friend’s bedroom. It was early in the night, but we weren’t rallying for anything crazy – just a good time and some good tunes. He turned on George Lewis Jr.’s – (Twin Shadow’s real name) first album, Forget, and I was instantly hooked. It had such a fresh sound. It’s one of those albums that you can play from the beginning and listen to it straight through rather than jump from this track to another. Needless to say, I’ve been waiting for Twin Shadow’s newest release, Confess, to come out for a while.
This track builds on the sound Forget established and takes it deeper into the alt-dance realm. I can’t not bop my head or shake my shoulders to the beat when this is playing. It has a summer vibe and a chorus with Toto-like harmonies that make the lyrical longing seem like summer bliss. When the synths come in and build during the second verse, you’ll want to close your eyes and sway with the driving beat. It’s an track oozing with 80’s nostalgia made for todays ears. The title captures the track’s sound perfectly. The beat and melody keep going and going and going. It’s a track that’ll carry you into your Saturday night with ease. Enjoy the night y’all.
PS: Confess drops next week on July 10th.