I’m not sure why I’ve held off raving about Twin Shadow as long as I have. It may be because I wanted to do its pitch-perfect reinvigoration of 80s dance tunes justice. Could be because I felt it would be hard to find something that hasn’t already been said about this masterfully crafted record.
When I listen to “I Can’t Wait,” I see hipsters swaying in unison while the music plays. Maybe a couple of them break away, put their hands around each other’s waists, as the song says, and enjoy one another’s dance moves. George Lewis Jr., the Brooklyn native behind Twin Shadow, admits that he’s never worked harder than he did on Forget, and the LP is all the evidence one needs to see that’s true.
Layered samples,drum loops, groovy basslines, Lewis’ emotive croon — they all blend together to create a slow-burning set of dynamite songs.