Twin Shadow dropped by L.A.’s KCRW today to debut a new song entitled “Changes.” It’s kind of a new song… it’s actually an homage of sorts to an early 80’s French disco outfit. I’ll let George Lewis, Jr. explain:
Close to a year ago I discovered one of my favorite bands. Like most of my favorite bands I stumble on them accidentally while looking for old Dinosaur L stuff on youtube. The band was called Bagarre, some weird italo disco stuff with an asian/english singer, I was immediately drawn to a song called CIRCUS IS GONE and for fun the band started covering it while on tour. We were on our way out to play dates with Florence & The Machine in LA and I thought I would take two days with Twin Shadow keyboardist Wynne Bennett, to lock ourselves up in a studio, eat lots of good Mexican food and experiment with updating this great song. This is what we came up with.
And if you’ve always wondered what italio disco sounds like, here’s the original Bagarre version of “Circus Is Gone”: