High time for top George to come out of the shadows
In the increasingly congested world that is pop music, someone had done a major disservice by hiding Dominican-American George Lewis Jr under the radar.
But surely no more after hearing Eclipse, album number three for the artist better known as Twin Shadow.
Right from the opening bars of the anthemic Flatliners, Eclipse strikes you right between the eyes and in both ears with a sound and swagger reminiscent of John Legend, Chris Cornell (Soundgarden), Michael McDonald (The Doobie Brothers) and Prince.
There are even shades of Jason Donovan on When The Lights Turn Out, although how you can put the one-time Neighbours star in the same bracket as the lead singer of Steely Dan is anyone’s guess.
But that argument is a million miles away from Twin Shadow who manages to pack a trend-busting sound into less than 40 minutes.
Watch out in particular for tracks like To The Top, the rap-influenced I’m Ready, dance track Old Love and Watch Me Go which sends the listener back to the unspoilt days of Genesis, i.e. Turn It On Again, Mama and Follow You Follow Me.
Eclipse is a massive shot across the bow for Twin Shadow.
Review by Winston Brown