Published Mar 09, 2015George Lewis Jr. is finally set to return as Twin Shadow with the release of his latest LP Eclipse next week. But before it hits shelves, Exclaim! is giving you an advanced listen to the album in its entirety.
The new record marks the follow-up to 2012's Confess and Twin Shadow's third LP overall. It was recorded at Lewis Jr.'s studio in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery and reflects a positive shift in his creative process.
A previously released statement from Lewis Jr. explains that following a period of solitude, "things began to re-establish themselves; including loving relationships, a strength in the dynamic between my mother & I, as well as energetic states of mind and general excitement to play music. Things were aligned again without me trying to control them."
It's from this state that the 11 songs on Eclipse emerged. Ranging from the R&B-infused piano ballad opener "Alone" to the shimmering synth-pop of "Half Life," and the uptempo highlight "Old Love/New Love," to the cinematic drama of "To the Top," Lewis Jr. proves that he can still move fluidly between genres without losing Twin Shadow's distinctive voice.
Eclipse officially arrives on March 17 via Warner Bros. Records. You can see Twin Shadow's upcoming North American dates below, and keep scrolling to get your first listen to the album in the player at the bottom of the page.
03/13 Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern
03/14 Phoeniz, AZ - Viva Phoenix
03/16 El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls
03/17 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
03/23 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's
03/24 New Orleans, LA - Republic New Orleans
03/26 Jacksonville Beach, FL - Freebird Live
03/27 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West at King Plow
03/28 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
03/30 Washington, DC - Black Cat
03/31 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
04/01 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
04/03 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
04/04 Montreal, QC - The Café Campus
04/06 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
04/08 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
04/09 Columbus, OH - A and R Music Bar
04/10 Chicago, IL - Metro
04/11 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom
04/13 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
04/14 Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
04/15 St. Louis, MO - The Ready Room
04/16 Lawrence, KS - Granada Theatre
04/17 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
04/19 Aspen, CO - Belly Up Aspen
04/21 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
04/23 Seattle, WA - Neumo's
04/24 Vancouver, BC - Imperial
04/25 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
04/27 Reno, NV - Knitting Factory Concert House
04/29 San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
04/30 Hollywood, CA - Fonda Theatre
05/30 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound Festival 2015
06/05-07 New York, NY - The Governors Ball Music Festival 2015