After spending most of the past year remixing and covering other artists, Twin Shadow is back with the first sign of his third album, the decidedly melodramatic “To the Top.” Billed as a fresh take on that old favorite the power ballad, it’s indeed aimed squarely at the closing credits of whatever film happens to be playing in George Lewis Jr.’s head at the moment. Here’s how the singer/multi-instrumentalist sees 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.'”