Twin Shadow – Eclipse

eclipse twin shadowIt won’t take very long into your first listen of Twin Shadow’s (or George Lewis Jr.) third album for you to get up and start dancing around. It is that poppy and fun. From start to finish it is filled with catchy little ditties. They are tailor made for the radio though it doesn’t feel forced in any way. By not looking for it he has found it. Very different from the first two albums but that is okay when you are making songs this listenable. The first two albums were definitely filled with niche music that only would appeal to a narrow range of music fans. Maturity reigns supreme on Eclipse and he is not making music for the masses. The sound is less Depeche Mode and Simple Minds and is more of today. Though you can still hear his fondness for eighties music on the track “Alone” which is right up there with the power ballads of that era. This is his bid to play with the big boys of pop radio. Challenge issued.