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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.”

“There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (ft. Samantha Urbani)” by Twin Shadow // Originally by The Smiths

George Lewis Jr. is back with another of his Twin Shadow: Under the CVRS series. This time around he’s teamed up with Samantha Urbani to cover a beloved, hopelessly romantic track from The Smiths. Just in time for Valentine’s Day no less. As with most of Twin Shadow’s reinventions, this one shifts the driving, melancholic jangle pop tone of the original to an electro-R&B spin, which truncates the track down with a jarring conclusion. A creative and original vision of the classic. Check it out. 

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“I’m On Fire” by Twin Shadow // Originally by Bruce Springsteen (2013 // Under The CVRS)

As promised, Twin Shadow is back with another track for his “UNDER THE CVRS” series on YouTube, this time covering Bruce Springsteen classic, “I’m On Fire”. Whereas last time, the artist turned in a relatively faithful cover of the 10cc proto-chillwave gem, “I’m Not in Love”, this time around he strips the Springsteen track down to nothing, before bringing in a simple electro-beat, and some haunting synth flourishes to back up his hushed vocals. It reminds me of what a “Protection” era Massive Attack might sound like covering the Springsteens hit. It’s a pretty cool take on an iconic classic, and one that shows that this new UNDER THE CVRS series is going to be a whole lot more than just simple reinterpretations. Check out the video at Twin Shadow’s YouTube page

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Here it is… “I’m Ready”

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“With or Without You” by Twin Shadow // Originally by U2 

Twin Shadow is back again with another edition of his Under the CVRS series. This time around he’s tackling U2’s megahit, “With Or Without You”. Truth be told, I think this might be my favorite cover that he’s done so far. This new version carries a heavier electro-beat that hits like a sledgehammer, but the shimmering orchestral synths and George Lewis Jr’s passionate vocals combine to create a version that keeps it familiar, but breaks away enough to count as having a solid Twin Shadow stamp. It’s a killer cover. Check out his others, which feature tracks from Bruce Springsteen, Lou Reed, Tori Amos, and 10cc

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Zoe Kravitz sparks romance rumours after locking lips with pal Twin Shadow in Miami

Zoe Kravitz and her musician pal Twin Shadow turned up the heat in Miami when they locked lips earlier in July.
The 26-year-old, who has recently sparked speculation that she is dating the musician, sported a bikini as she nuzzled up to the Turn Me Up singer.
Both sporting sunglasses, Zoe and Twin Shadow sought a moment of privacy beside an overflowing bush just outside of Zoe’s hotel.

This is not the first time the rumoured couple have been seen together.
In addition to several Instagram photos Zoe has shared that document their time together, the pair were spotted enjoying a leisurely stroll through New York City’s Soho district last week.
Zoe had a pep in her step as she breezed through the Big Apple in some impressive platform footwear.

Twin Shadow - whose real name is George Lewis Jr. - looked edgy in a leather motorcycle jacket, while keeping it comfortable with black sweatpants.
The bearded musician also had his left hand bandaged.
In April, Twin Shadow and his band were traveling through Aurora, Colorado when their tour bus collided into a tractor-trailer.  

While everyone on board were hospitalized, the driver of the bus, John Crawford, and drummer Andy Bauer were listed in serious condition at the time.
As a consequence of the incident, Twin Shadow had reconstructive surgery on his hand.
Shortly following the harrowing accident, Twin Shadow covered Sade’s No Ordinary Love with Zoe on Late Night With Seth Meyers in May.

Recently, Zoe was put through the paces when she filmed Allegiant - Part 1 in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday beside co-star Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Ansel Elgort.
The cast were photographed drenched from blood red rain while clad in their character’s futuristic attire.
While the red rain was clearly a special effect, the stars appeared exhausted as they trekked forward.

Zoe has returned to her role as Christina in the upcoming first part of Allegiant, which is scheduled for release on March 18, 2016.
The new movie, directed by Robert Schwentke, picks up where the second left off with Tris questioning the motives of factionless leader Evelyn Johnson (Naomi Watts), who has appointed herself as leader of the city. Tris is then kidnapped by the Allegiant rebels.
Zoe is poised to be a big presence on screen in the coming year.
In addition to a role in Allegiant, she will appear in Viena and the Fantomes, which also stars Dakota Fanning.
The film is set in the 1980’s and follows a roadie journeying with a punk band.