Twin Shadow is excited to announce the release of 'The One (Live KCRW)' today. Taken from his critically acclaimed album Confess, this version of the track was taped at Twin Shadow’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” session on October 10. The single is available on iTunes as of today - buy here. On this newest version, George Lewis Jr stripped the song down to simply him and his guitar. The result is striking and mesmerizing.
To accompany the single release George Lewis Jr created an equally compelling video entitled 'The Ones'. You can view it here or below.
Talking about the 'The One', Lewis Jr. said:
“While out on our Ton Up Tour a fan approached me with a heavy observation and question about the song ‘The One.’ He said, ‘George I am confused by the lyrics in your songs on Confess, particularly on the song ‘The One,’ you seem torn between honoring some one who cares about you and someone you can't have, the whole record seems like this, don't you think it's confusing. I mean, you are telling someone there is something wrong with them but you'll go with them anyway?’ To which i replied ‘Yes its very f****** confusing isn't it.’ As I thought about it weeks after and while making this video I realized again what Confess meant for me.
It was a chance to be totally honest, and say that nothing is perfect, but faith in someone who gives themselves to you is very real and very beautiful; That all this bizarre love we have has to go someplace, and it can be as simple as pushing it against a person who is constant. I thought about how a lot of my songs often get lumped into being just about a girl, (which may be so in this song) but what about the other constants in my life? My old friends in New York and my new friends in LA, I thought, they are "the ones" as well, the ones who are always ready to jump back in where we left off when I go on these long tours and disappear from the face of the earth. I turn up on there doorsteps, we ride motorcycles, act a fool, drink too much, dance all night , watch movies on my couch.. All without question, like not a beat missed. I throw my love to them. I hope you do the same with the people you find close.
Happy Holidays from Twin Shadow to you and yours