Twin Shadow Comes Home For His Latest Sonic Shift : World Cafe : World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN Exploring the sounds of his youth — with soul and punk music at the core — was exactly what singer-songwriter George Lewis Jr. needed to do.

Twin Shadow Comes Home For His Latest Sonic Shift

Twin Shadow on World Cafe

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Set List

  • "Alemania"
  • "Johnny & Jonnie"
  • "Get Closer"
  • "Sugarcane"

The new, self-titled Twin Shadow record is smart in how it showcases George Lewis Jr.'s pop sensibilities, a far cry from the new wave sound that dominated his earlier albums. Exploring the sounds of his youth — with soul and punk music at the core — was exactly what the singer-songwriter needed to do.

After a tour bus accident changed Lewis' outlook on life, he headed to his birth country, the Dominican Republic, to work on the album. The change of pace resulted in a dramatic sonic shift, one that feels adventurous yet comforting.

In this session, Twin Shadow tells all on being an introvert through the pandemic, recording in Santo Domingo and what it's like to run your own record label.

Episode Playlist