Waking Up: Twin Shadow “5 Seconds”

October 16, 2012 at 8:16 am

I always wake up with a song in my head. I spent about a month waking up to Amy Winehouse for some reason. It usually lingers until the afternoon, or until I bombard myself with music to distract me (that doesn't always work). This morning was Twin Shadow. This dude is oozing 80's movie cheese, on some Richard Grieco tip, which works if you're scoring an 80's movie (based in the present OR future), and that's what it seems like he's doing.

This first single, titled "5 Seconds," from his recently released "Confess" album were built for an 80's flick, and all the official videos that are available are revolving around a story that was written by the artist, I believe.  Dig the villains' cool headpieces, though! I can critique this all day, but, at the end if the day, you have to recognize that he totally nailed the sound he was aiming for (a la top gun video montage), and the fact that I've had it in my head all day.  At least now I can visualize those Jason Voorhees looking dudes running through the forest after the guy riding the bike with really fancy shoes on (he's the leader of a gang?).