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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