If your Tuesday need a pick-me-up song, the kind that makes you feel ready to take on all comers and soar to greater heights, allow us to share with you Twin Shadow’s “To the Top.” It’s the kind of anthemic synth groove that would’ve been at home in any decade from the ’80s on, perfect for a film trailer or a sports montage at the ESPYs. Project mastermind George Lewis Jr. explained the inspiration behind the track in somewhat abstract terms:
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.”
Got that? The song was recorded in Los Angeles at Hollywood Forever Cemetery & Studio Zapata Zabala with keyboardist Wynne Bennet. Enjoy it below while we await further details on Twin Shadow’s in-the-works follow-up to 2012’s Confess.