Twin Shadow Collides Bachata & New Wave on End-of-Year Single "Broken Horses"

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Dominican indie rocker has constructed his profession on pristine pop songwriting and a extremely stylized persona that melds glam rock, new wave, and modern swagger. Back in October, George Lewis Jr. stunned followers with the discharge of “Hollow Days,” a delightfully surprising chimera of bachata guitar riffs and sensual beckoning. Now, as most of us bask within the drowsy afterglow of post-Christmas gorging, Twin Shadow has returned with “Broken Horses,” one other nugget of bachata-flavored melancholy good for saying goodbye to 2018.

Love and loss are on the heart of “Broken Horses,” with the observe kicking off in dramatic style as Lewis and his boo enter a room of obtrusive eyes and jealous hearts. “Who they gonna love like that/No one, not even themselves,” he sings within the refrain, progressively interchanging the pronouns to mirror completely different views of the story in addition to his mounting heartache. As the track unfolds, we come to find he was unable to carry on to this indomitable girl who values her freedom above all else.

“Broken Horses” is a pure and extra refined evolution of the musical curiosity Twin Shadow started expressing on “Hollow Days.” The track has an unmistakable Caribbean parentage, constructed on a skeletal reggaeton beat, bachata guitar choosing, and paired-down güira strokes. Hazy synth stabs and Lewis’ silky vocals hold “Broken Horses” stylistically true to Twin Shadow’s sound, however the artist’s homecoming itch has now turn out to be completely clear. Most importantly, in conjuring these ubiquitous parts of Dominican id, Lewis has prevented any sense of opportunistic nostalgia and folkloric relegation, as a substitute opening the door to embark on this musical journey on his personal phrases.

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