Twin Shadow is excited to release a brand new single entitled 'Changes' which premiered on KCRW earlier today. 'Changes' is Twin Shadow’s version of the track 'Circus Is Gone', originally written and recorded by 80s group Baggare. George Lewis Jr, (the nom de plume of Twin Shadow), said this about the recording:
“Close to a year ago I discovered one of my favorite bands. Like most of my favorite bands I stumble on them accidentally while looking for rare music on youtube. The band was called Bagarre, some weird italo disco stuff with an asian/english singer, I was immediately drawn to a song called 'Circus Is Gone' and for fun the band started covering it while on tour. We were on our way out to play dates with Florence & The Machine in LA and I thought I would take two days with Twin Shadow keyboardist Wynne Bennett, to lock ourselves up in a studio, eat lots of good Mexican food and experiment with updating this great song. This is what we came up with. After working on the song I wanted someone with some pop chops to touch it, so we reached out to mixer Michael Brauer, who really took what we had done and instead of doing any major changes, just pumped life into it, and made it jump. They call it 'Circus Is Gone'” I call it 'Changes'.”
You can listen to and download Twin Shadow’s 'Changes' at http://twinshadow.net/
Twin Shadow is in the midst of their “Clean Cuts” US tour. The tour includes a stop at Austin City Limits this weekend, 2 sold out shows at Los Angeles’ Troubadour and winds up at Webster Hall in NYC on October 7.
When not on tour George Lewis is working on the follow up to Forget with an expected release date in the first half of 2012 on 4AD world-wide.