Im Juli erscheint „Confess“, das neue Album von George Lewis Jr., besser bekannt als Twin Shadow. Das selbstproduzierte und von Michael H. Brauer (Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney) abgemischte Album folgt dem 2010er Debüt „Forget“, mit dessen schwelgerischen Popsongs Twin Shadow zum Liebling der Blogs avancierte.
Auch auf den zehn Songs (+ Hidden Track) von „Confess“ macht Lewis Jr. das, was er am besten macht: Erinnern und Neuerfinden und dabei einen Soundtrack entwerfen, der ästhetische Referenzen in einen modernen und ganz eigenen Popsound überführt. Zu den Hintergründen des neuen Albums schreibt Lewis Jr.:
“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 third, 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 fourth 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.“
Die erste Single „Five Seconds“ illustriert den Charakter von „Confess“ perfekt: Twin Shadow 2012 ist ein enthusiastischer Trip aus Sound und Euphorie!