"Castles In the Snow" was a breakthrough indie classic in 2010 and the start of my fascination with George Lewis Jr.'s synth-heavy, psychotic pop project known as Twin Shadow. His debut album, being one of my favorite albums in early high school, unleashed relentless 80's power-pop evoking past influences such as New Order and Jimmy Hendrix on the irrefutably catchy tracks such as "At My Feet" and "Slow". The music was so instantaneously pleasurable that Twin Shadow became a common name in any discussion on modern pop music. Now three albums and a major label contract later, George Lewis Jr. is still churning out euphoric pop music we've all come to love.
While recently recovering from an unfortunate accident injuring his right hand, Twin Shadow showed off their anthemic song "To The Top" on The Late Late Show with James Corden with all the force and vigor that couldn't possibly exist all at one time. It's powerful, positive, and full of Lewis's signature synths that his fan base has come to know and adore. Even though Twin Shadow's sound has shifted away from a more ambient, chaotic nature and has propelled towards pop music as a mainstream concept, the accessibility and the foundation of the music still remains unchanged.
Watch Twin Shadow performing "To The Top" below and get his latest album Eclipse out now.