Forget Me Not

04.19.2011

MUSIC

Elegantly coiffed Brooklyn artist George Lewis Jr. performs music that seems as if it’s only been intended for one person: himself. The bedroom-pop delights of his debut as Twin Shadow, titled Forget—produced by Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor (and released on Taylor’s Terrible Records)—recall the shy electro-sensuality of Junior Boys, without being above referencing 808s and Heartbreak-style bass rumble/synth sustain. But it’s the glimpses of Thin White Duke-ish showmanship that truly give Forget its personal charms, like the guilty joy dancing in front of your mirror when you know no one’s around. Indulging our brief questionnaire, Lewis recalls his love for church music and reveals the sexiest sound he can think of.

Life+Times: What’s the first album you ever bought?
Twin Shadow: Might have been Paul Simon’s Graceland, Green Day’s Dookie, Boyz II Men’s Cooleyhighharmony or Sade’s Promise. I can’t remember.

L+T: What was your earliest musical memory?
TS: My dad making us watch Pink Floyd’s The Wall when I was, like, six. Thanks, pops (sincerely).

L+T: What music do you first remember as meaning something significant in your life?
TS: Church music. I remember hating church but loving to sing and stand up—messing around with the melodies while everyone sang in unison.

L+T: What is the sexiest sound you can think of?
TS: Too obvious to write, but it usually happens at night.

L+T: The title of your album is Forget: What’s something you wish you’d forgotten? And what’s something you regret forgetting?
TS: I regret forgetting girlfriends’ birthdays. I’ve already forgotten everything I need to forget.

LT: What movie always makes you cry?
TS: East of Eden

L+T: What’s something people might not know about Forget?
TS: Some of the synth sounds are actually my voice.

L+T: In the movie of your life, who plays you?
TS: Please don’t make a movie of my life unless you make one with me (alive and well) in it. I’ll roll in my grave until I dig myself out and haunt you for making a buck on my decomposing ass.

L+T: Have you ever been in love?
TS: Yes. It feels as if it’s all there should be.

L+T: What’s the best part about being in a band by yourself? The worst part?
TS: I have a full band now. It was fun being alone while it lasted—no one to push but yourself.

L+T: Complete this sentence: Living in Brooklyn means I can always…
TS: Hope to catch Jay-Z at a bagel shop.

L+T: It’s a rock & roll dinner party. You can invite three rock stars, alive or dead. Who do you invite?
TS: Bob Dylan (circa 1967), Bob Dylan (circa 1976), Bob Dylan (circa 2500)

L+T: What’s the last lie you told?
TS: I tell them so often I couldn’t say.

L+T: Tell me a secret.
TS: You are going to fall in love tomorrow for the last time.

(Twin Shadow)

  • http://twitter.com/Vladie831 Mr. Rager

    Very soothing music!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1683489731 Cedric Blackwell

    The sexiest sound I have encountered so far is…life. I can appreciate the different direction. it has a dreamlike essence to it. the smokey room in your dreams you remember but seem to forget, but it never leaves you, you just aren’t sure how to percieve it.

  • http://twitter.com/steve_LOTTO steveLOTTO

    oh this is my sh!t ..i used to have this song of repeat for hours !!

  • Anonymous

    Love this song. His video concepts are fantastic too!

  • Anonymous

    Love this song. His video concepts are fantastic too!

  • Anonymous

    nice

  • http://twitter.com/cheleny Michelle

    Definitely feeling this song.

  • http://edwinaowenselliott.com/ Edwina @FASHION+ART

    Love the hair.

  • http://www.facebook.com/christaj2 Christa Jackson

    beautiful just beautiful oh love the web site

  • Anonymous

    wow wow.

  • Anonymous

    “L+T: Have you ever been in love?
    TS: Yes. It feels as if it’s all there should be.”

    - How beautiful. I’ll remember this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Storm-Child/100002269879181 Storm Child

    love the hair.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nichelle.sanders Nichelle Sanders

    I love him.

  • http://twitter.com/D1944 Fitzroy

    Best song on lifeandtimes in a month

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Isaac-Scott/1464914475 Isaac Scott

    whew!!im bout to sample this shit. good lookin hov

  • http://twitter.com/DeannDmere DoubleE

    Hammercy!!! I can mos def see my ass swaying to this in fron tof my mirror!! It makes me wanna flame up!..lol!! Thanks Shawn!..

  • http://twitter.com/urbanalchemist A.L. Jones

    This is what I love about this website. Hotness!!

  • Anonymous

    woah… I need a blue light and a basement, stat.

  • http://www.facebook.com/traedaddious Trae Daddious

    i come back to the site just to slump to this joint this joint gives me smooth chills

  • http://www.facebook.com/crystalstarransom Crystal Tatzinupi

    I really like the sound. (and I want to have his baby)

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