Posted in music on April 15, 2014

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Twin Shadow - To the Top (MP3)

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Twin Shadow has always had an affinity for the '80s, be it Prince or Bruce Springsteen. He now seems to be diving in to the decade with concrete boots on his brand new single "The Top." The press release claims he has "reinvented the power ballad" with the song, but to these ears it sounds more like he's dug up the corpse and is pulling some Weekend at Bernie's maneuvers. He says this about it:

What is it when you realize that someone isn't right for you? Or when you find that you do not and can not posses someone entirely? You want someone so bad and it feels like hell.

It's not like the first time, once loved love evolves, and you no longer have as much control, and it frustrates you. I think because of this feeling we find ourselves constantly wanting to reset, like new years resolutions, like dreaming up moments from the past where the ending flips on its head, like true forgiveness...We just want to say "wait wait wait, this went too far in the wrong direction, can we try that again."

On the Soundcloud he's tagged it with #Journey #Rock #Arena #80s #90s and it sounds like a song that could turn back time for Cher (or Laura Branigan) if she covered it. Lighters aloft, you can download it above and stream it in this post.

Will this be the direction of a new album? It's been two years since Confess. If you need more, Twin Shadow has a whole bunch of covers on his Soundcloud, including U2's "With Or Without You," 10CC's "I'm Not In Love" and Tori Amos' "Silent All These Years."

Twin Shadow's only live date at the moment is at the inaugural Hudson River Project festival in the Catskills this July.

"The Top" stream below...

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Comments (9)

dude just went from bad to shit.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2014 12:08 PM

From 80's pop wannabe to 90's boy-band wannabe

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2014 12:35 PM

Dude is spending too much time checking himself out in the mirror and not enough time on his music. This track blows.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2014 3:38 PM

joke

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2014 3:44 PM

Don't know what's up with all these crazy negative comments, but this song is killer. Really good writing, even better performance. So much passion in the vocals!

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2014 4:30 PM

The onlt thing Brooklyn anymore is Brooklyn Industries and Solange Knowles. - Mr. Foot Fetish

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2014 4:46 PM

Going for the HAIM

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2014 7:37 PM

twin shadow a genius. his brilliance knows no bounds. he's one of those people that I love a lot. i love all his songs even the ones that people consider subpar. he's a man of his word. a true soothsayer. A profit

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2014 11:01 PM

Five seconds to your heart..

Posted by Valverde | May 7, 2014 8:32 AM

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