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Watch Twin Shadow’s Breathtaking Cover of U2’s ‘With or Without You’

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For Twin Shadow’s latest UNDR THE CVRS video, ’80s expert George Lewis Jr. reimagines a classic from the Reagan-era: U2’s intimate yet arena-sized torch song “With or Without You.” The Confess crooner trades the original’s plodding drums for robo-percussion, replaces the probing bass-line with low-end synths, and favors pitch-warped vocals over Bono’s chest-beating hollers. What remains, though, is the track’s cinematic allure. Revisit The Joshua Tree by watching the black-and-white video above. 

Also, be sure to check out other clips from Twin Shadow’s monthly UNDR THE CVRS series. Lewis has already shared his takes on Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day,” Tori Amos’ “Silent All These Years,” Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m on Fire,” and 10cc’s “Not in Love.”