Twin Shadow goes full power ballad on new single “The Top” (listen)
by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: Twin Shadow – To the Top (MP3)
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…