Twin shadow shares new single “Brace”
Twin Shadow (George Lewis Jr) is back today to share a new song “Brace” featuring Rainsford and follows “Little Woman” and “Saturdays” (the latter of which features Haim) as the latest offering from the new album. Caer (pronounced: ka-air) is Twin Shadow’s fourth album to date, and is set to release on April 27th via Warner Bros. Records / Reprise. This spring, Twin Shadow will play a run of tour dates that include appearances alongside Beck and Alt-J as well as a performance at Houston’s In Bloom Music Festival.
Twin Shadow on Caer:
“Sometimes I feel like I have to take a fall to essentially get to the next phase of my life,” Lewis says about Caer. “It’s happened over and over. I’ve been through so many musical phases and through so many relationships with friends and lovers. I always feel like I’m standing on the edge of a cliff, looking down and thinking, ‘This is the only way forward: onto the next thing.’ It’s sort of destructive, but I guess I thrive on rebirth.”
Falling is a theme that surfaces throughout the album, which is why Lewis called it Caer – the Spanish word for “to fall.” The album serves as a powerful lens through which Lewis explores his own personal sense of falling, as well as what he has observed about a world that feels as if it’s declining. On a larger scale, Caer feels extraordinarily current, given what’s going on culturally and politically right now. “The patriarchy is falling apart,” Lewis says. “Our perceptions of who we are as human beings, because of technology and machines, are falling apart. We’re living at a breaking point, and a lot of the themes on the album are talking about these fault lines.” Lewis refers to such fissures on “Saturdays” (which features Haim). “It’s a love song,” he says. “‘Saturdays’ is the heaven place you go to when you’re in love or even with friends, feeling your youth. But it’s also about my feeling that the world is starting to tear itself apart and maybe we’re falling through the cracks. But when you’re laying in bed next to someone you care about, none of that seems real.”
Lewis feels that Caer is something of a sister record to his 2010 debut album, the lush, gauzy Forget, in that it’s a record with hidden doorways and secret passages; more is revealed the more time you spend inside of it.
Lewis is part of a lineage of artists who constantly experiment but still manage to create the soundtrack to people’s lives, like Prince and David Bowie. “Those are the artists who just keep giving it to you forever. It’s ‘forever’ music. To me, that’s the greatest thing in the world.”
March 23 Irving, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory*
March 24 Houston, TX In Bloom Music Festival
April 3 Los Angeles, CA Zebulon
April 8 Las Vegas, NV Emerge Conference
April 10 Magna, UT The Great Saltair^
April 19 San Diego, CA Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay^
April 20 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop#
April 22 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios#
April 23 Seattle, WA Crocodile Cafe#
April 24 Eugene, OR Cuthbert Amphitheater^
April 25 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory Concert House^
April 27 Washington, DC U Street Music Hall#
April 29 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre*
April 30 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle*
May 1 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle*
May 2 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg#
June 24 Monterrey Nuevo León, MX Auditorio Banamex^
June 26 Mexico City, MX Pepsi Center^
* w/ Beck
^ w/ alt-J
# w/ Yuno
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