Confess by Twin Shadow on Apple Music

12 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

If you come to Confess with little or no knowledge of George Lewis Jr.—the man behind the curtain—you may be in for a bit of disorientation. On some levels, Confess fits with the '80s revival of artists like M83, but at its core it's more than a nostalgic homage. Confess is several shades meatier than Twin Shadow's 2010 debut, Forget (which indicated Lewis was on the verge of something very interesting). Here, the synth-driven pop goes deep with a melancholic, emotional pull and evokes a kind of mysterious, sensual allure that borders on celebratory lushness. Lewis' voice on songs like "You Call Me On" and "Be Mine Tonight" evoke the raw, emotional nakedness of Xiu Xiu's Jamie Stewart. Elsewhere ("Run My Heart," "The One"), Lewis and his arrangements impart the suave certainty of Depeche Mode or INXS. The production vibe is ripe with the wisdom of Peter Gabriel and the control of early, chilly Cure tracks. The single "Five Seconds" is an irrepressible piece of dance-club swagger that's both exultant and exploding with longing. Confess is soulful, sexy, and addictive.

EDITORS’ NOTES

If you come to Confess with little or no knowledge of George Lewis Jr.—the man behind the curtain—you may be in for a bit of disorientation. On some levels, Confess fits with the '80s revival of artists like M83, but at its core it's more than a nostalgic homage. Confess is several shades meatier than Twin Shadow's 2010 debut, Forget (which indicated Lewis was on the verge of something very interesting). Here, the synth-driven pop goes deep with a melancholic, emotional pull and evokes a kind of mysterious, sensual allure that borders on celebratory lushness. Lewis' voice on songs like "You Call Me On" and "Be Mine Tonight" evoke the raw, emotional nakedness of Xiu Xiu's Jamie Stewart. Elsewhere ("Run My Heart," "The One"), Lewis and his arrangements impart the suave certainty of Depeche Mode or INXS. The production vibe is ripe with the wisdom of Peter Gabriel and the control of early, chilly Cure tracks. The single "Five Seconds" is an irrepressible piece of dance-club swagger that's both exultant and exploding with longing. Confess is soulful, sexy, and addictive.

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About Twin Shadow

Born in the Dominican Republic, raised in Florida, and boasting an expansive musical background that includes composing for a touring dance company and fronting a Boston punk group, George Lewis, Jr. put his own multifaceted spin on chillwave when he started making solo bedroom recordings in Brooklyn as Twin Shadow. A born crooner with a nostalgic yet bittersweet '80s tone to his music, Lewis made demos that soon caught the attention of Grizzly Bear's similar-minded Chris Taylor, who produced Forget and released it on his Terrible Records imprint in 2010.

While spending much of 2010 and 2011 touring, Lewis also found time to record his second Twin Shadow album, Confess, in Los Angeles. Inspired by a motorcycle crash he had survived a couple of years prior, the album boasted a glossier sound and more direct songwriting than his debut. By late 2014, in the middle of writing and recording his third album, he signed to Warner Bros. and released the results, Eclipse, in early 2015. Lewis has also contributed remixes or made guest appearances on material by Lady Gaga, Haim, Zeds Dead, and Neon Indian. ~ Jason Lymangrover

  • ORIGIN
    Dominican Republic
  • BORN
    1983

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