Brooklyn-based band Twin Shadow (4AD) stopped by Brussels’ AB Club last night, granting us with a very energetic show and a set-list packed with tracks from their much-hyped debut Forget. We had a quick chat with charming lead singer George Lewis Jr. Voice of an angel, hair like Prince. If spring wasn’t in the air before, it definitely is now.
Name: George Lewis Jr.
Quote of the day:
What are some of your favourite words?
SHAM and SON.
Why did you name your album Forget?
I am forgetful.
How did growing up in the suburbs of Florida impact you as a person and as a musician?
It made me bored – so I had to do something.
The song I can’t wait is filled with lost moments – underlining passion and desire, first kisses and making love in a cornfield. All these feelings are held back, though. They almost hurt. Where did the idea for this song come from?
I have to keep it to myself.
How do you keep track of your ideas?
I voice memo them on to my iPhone.
What feeling did you want to surface out of this album OR was there no intended feeling?
I just wanted to be honest about all of the lies I told myself in the last 20 years.
Does every artist need a tragedy?
What do you collect in life?