Brooklyn-based synth-pop maestro Twin Shadow (aka George Lewis Jr.) is set to release his sophomore LP Confess next week, following 2010’s excellent Forget. We’ve previously heard the awesome first single ‘Five Seconds‘, and now the entire album is available to stream online. Speaking about the album’s inspiration, Lewis said, “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?” Confess finds Lewis once again channeling his ’80s influences, straddling the line between romantic new-wave and dark R&B – like the synthpop bastard child of Morrissey and Bobby Brown – but here he positions himself as less an indie artist than a bad-boy pop idol. Forget gained some buzz thanks to producer Chris Taylor (Grizzly Bear), but this time around Lewis handles the production himself and on first listen he has done an admirable job, delivering a slick album which both holds its own against his impressive debut.
Confess is out July 10. Stream it below.
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