Friday, August 3, 2012

Twin Shadows - Five Seconds

Wow, I was totally asleep on the release of this video. Datarock, a Norwegian synth pop band posted a link to this video on their Facebook and I clicked it. I can tell you I am damn glad I did. This is the type of storytelling that I live for in a video. It brings so much more to the table than a live performance shot or an avant garde treatment. I watched it with so much anticipation because I needed to see what happened next. So much so that I got so wrapped up in the video I had to go back and watch it a few more times in order to properly listen to the track.

This is the first single off the second album, Confess by Twin Shadow.  And it is a solid enough lead off that caused me to put my money where my mouth is and I bought the album.  Twin Shadow is George Lewis Jr of Brooklyn by way of Boston and the Dominican Republic.  He is been making his way around the festival circuit promoting his brand of infectious, B-Movie Pop and support artists like Florence and the Machine and Grizzly Bear.  Not only is his ability to craft an amazing song better than most, his knack for poetic lyrics and thoughtful stories are feats of legend.  This is when music is elevated to something bigger than itself.

Watch the video for "Five Seconds" then watch the follow up for "Patient".  Buy his album and support him.

Twin Shadow on the Web
Twitter: @thetwinshadow

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