download new twin shadow 'five seconds'

 

George Lewis Jr.’s 2010 Twin Shadow album Forget was one of my favorites of that year, with its 80’s sheen, overt drama and propulsive live drum sounds. He’s one-upped himself with “Five Seconds” from forthcoming second album Confess.

Based on the experiences of wrecking a motorcycle with a passenger on the back and testing the limits of a new bike years later, the song is about the clarity achieved when skirting close to the edge. Musically, some might say he’s gone too far, but I find the combination of emulated strings, acoustic guitar, passionate vocals and a bit of cheesy lead guitar wankery to be quite pleasing:

Download the track from the player above, or click here. Look for Confess July 10th on 4AD.

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