Twin Shadow, aka George Lewis Jr., has always had a knack for making catchy feel-good tunes such as “Five Seconds” and “Run My Heart” from his album, Confess. He released a new single yesterday morning that just one-upped the feel good vibes from his previous songs. “To The Top” begins shimmering with just soaring vocals backed by a few piano chords, similar to what you’d hear from Stars but then it propels into a anthem-like climax, drawing comparisons to the powerful heartfelt yearnings found in 80’s ballads à la Foreigner or Journey.
With the release of the track Lewis Jr. released the following statement:
“What is it when you realize that someone isn’t right for you? Or when you find that you do not and can not posses someone entirely? You want someone so bad and it feels like hell.
It’s not like the first time, once loved love evolves, and you no longer have as much control, and it frustrates you. I think because of this feeling we find ourselves constantly wanting to reset, like new years resolutions, like dreaming up moments from the past where the ending flips on its head, like true forgiveness…We just want to say “wait wait wait, this went too far in the wrong direction, can we try that again.”
Get out that hairspray and leg warmers and rock out to the new track below !