Twin Shadow, the creative moniker of George Lewis Jr., will release his second album, Confess, on July 9th. Self-produced and with mixing duties handled by Michael H. Brauer (Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney), the follow-up to 2010's Forget ("Impressive." The Sunday Times ****) finds Lewis Jr. doing what he does best; remembering and reinventing, and fashioning a soundtrack which sounds refreshingly and distinctly modern.
Talking about his inspiration behind Confess, George Lewis Jr. writes:
"One winter I crashed my motorcycle, with a friend on the back. I shouldn't have been riding that day, but I was young and fearless of the black roads, fast and easy in my ways. As the bike slipped from under us my head filled with words. The slow motion moments of calm just after surprise and just before regret are bliss. I remember in that moment I wanted to say everything to him. How could I say everything in a split second? How could I bury my words in his heart?"
"I got a new bike and went to LA to record what is now called Confess. I took the bike out at 6AM one morning after not having done much riding in the couple years between Forget and Confess. I noticed my head clearing as I came slowly down a hill where the road around a reservoir began. I pulled back slowly on the throttle with my right hand, and felt the bike start to come to life. My head was still crystal clear...nothing. As I kicked the bike into 3rd, I pulled almost all the way back and jumped forward leaning in towards the gas tank, fighting the wind. I got up to 75 and saw that no one was out but the runners and their four legged friends, the sidewalks became a blur of barking dogs and heads all turning. My mind was empty. I put the bike in 4th and hit 90. The engine jackhammered under my legs. My mind was clear. I inched toward 100 on the speedometer and punch the last five. TON UP! My mind is filled with words. My heart is full of love. This is where i want to be. I want to stay here, and I want to tell you everything."
1. Golden Light
2. You Call Me On
3. Five Seconds
4. Run My Heart
5. The One
6. Beg For The Night
8. When The Movie's Over
9. I Don't Care
10. Be Mine Tonight (hidden track Mirror In The Dark)
The first track to be taken from Confess is the anthemic 'Five Seconds', and can be downloaded from www.twinshadow.net or the widget below.
To coincide with the release of Confess, Twin Shadow will play a handful of live shows in Europe
22nd - Dia de la Musica Heineken Festival, Madrid - tickets
23rd - Southside Festival, Schnessel - tickets
24th - Hurricane Festival, Schnessel -tickets
30th - Bergen Kjott, Bergen - tickets
4th - Dingwalls, London
6th - Les Ardentes, Leige - tickets
15th - Melt! Festival, Graefenhainichen - tickets
Photo by Tine Tyrell