CD Review | INDIE POP
Twin Shadow, ‘Confess’
On “Slow,” from his rightfully praised 2010 debut as Twin Shadow, George Lewis Jr. sang over a gurgling brook of guitar delay, “I don’t wanna be, believe in love.” The closest stylistic and thematic successor here, “Five Seconds,” finds him still looking for a love he can believe in. It pulses along with synths that feel yellowed with time, and guitars that alternate between Robert Smith-style despondence and 1980s irony. There’s a yearning romanticism that bleeds through even the most posed of his songs.