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Watch/Listen: Twin Shadow - “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” (The Smiths Cover)


Feb 14, 2014 Twin Shadow Bookmark and Share

For the past several months now George Lewis Jr., a.k.a. Twin Shadow, has been delivering his own unique series of cover songs with UNDER THE CVRS. Following renditions of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire,” 10cc’s “I’m Not In Love,” Tori Amos’ “Silent All These Years,” Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day,” U2’s “With Or Without You,” and 112’s “Cupid” Lewis has teamed up with Friends singer Samantha Urbani for a rendition of The Smiths’ “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out.”

Presented in a more traditional music video format this time around, Lewis explains in an interview with Rookie that “there is a little joke within this one. In every critique of Twin Shadow, there is a dropping of Morrissey’s name, which I always thought was funny because I have never really been a huge fan of Morrissey or the Smiths. [Laughs] So it’s a nod to people calling me ‘the Dominican Morrissey.’ I think part of it is just that the trend in underground music the last 20 years has been to sing in a high, sort of whiny voice-coming from that MGMT, John Lennon place. I have a gloomy, low-ish voice, so I think people attach that to Morrissey.”



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