Hailing from NYC, George Lewis Junior has been causing a stir with his alias, Twin Shadow. Alongside remixes for the likes of Lemonade, Bear In Heaven and (the soon to be featured on Dazed Digital) Surfer Blood, his track 'Yellow Balloon' and 'Castles In the Snow' caught considreable attention, serving as the prelude to a forthcoming LP of new songs that’ll be released through Chris Taylor’s (Grizzly Bear) Terrible Records later this year. A double A-side single will be the 'poppy but peculiar' introduction for what's to come from Twin Shadow.
...so special about you, then?
As a shorty playing in the front yard of the crib
Fell down, and I bumped my head
Somebody helped me up and asked me if I bumped my head
I said "Yeah"
So then they said "Oh so that mean we gon, you gon switch it on em'?"
I said "Yeah, Flipmode, Flipmode is the greatest"
Knowing as a shorty, I was always told
That if I ain't gon' be part of the greatest
I gotta be the greatest myself"
...your worst vice?
…the story behind your name?
T is for the way she TUCKED me in at night
W is for the WAY she held my hand so tight
I is for my foolish IMPORTUNITIES
N is when I'm on my KNEES
S is for the SHADOW
...the world coming to?
The Golden Age.
...your worst fashion secret?
No secrets here... "sometimes polyester works".
...good for breakfast?
Pink grapefruit halves with wild flower honey on top.
...at the top of your shit list?
That is a secret, but there are a whole lot of you fakers on it! Voodoo dolls are currently being manufactured.
...are you listening to now?
Tame Impala, Ariel Pink, Grace Jones.
How would you describe your work?
A Future Lived in Past Tense.
Photo by Samantha West