A motorbike accident isn't a common catalyst for an album, but Twin Shadow's Confess, out this week on 4AD, was born of singer and composer George Lewis Jr.'s altered perspective following a crash.
Lewis' fervent admiration of sleek 80s electro-pop and rock is also evident on Twin Shadow's sophomore album, the follow-up to 2010's Forget, as demonstrated on tracks like the grand, Bruce Springsteen-meets-Berlin "Five Seconds."
Touring Europe and the UK early this month, including next weekend's Latitude Festival in Suffolk, Twin Shadow will return to the States for a lengthy stretch of time crisscrossing North America beginning on July 20, making his way back to New York on September 27 at Webster Hall.
The soft-spoken frontman discussed what a gap of two years between albums taught him about his music when he and his Twin Shadow bandmates visited The Alternate Side last month for an interview with host Russ Borris and live set. Hear the session today at 11 a.m. EDT on 91.5 WNYE and online, and check out interview highlights and more in-studio video at The Alternate Side.