Twin Shadow – American singer, songwriter, actor, and writer
Twin Shadow’s real name is George Lewis Jr. He was born on 30 March 1983 in the Dominican Republic. When George was still a child, his family moved to the USA and settled in Boston. The first experience of stage performance George got back in school. He sang in the church choir. Lewis’ obvious talent and a strong will to succeed were the two necessary ingredients to make him a celebrity.
Twin Shadow’s career began in 2000 when he performed with a Boston band Mad Man Films. George worked alongside drummer Joseph Ciampini and bass guitarist Zak Longo. The group released two studio albums. However, they didn’t manage to become popular. In 2006, George made a decision to leave the band and move to New York to start a solo career, which was his dream all along.
It took George four years to find his personal style and sign a contract with a label. In 2010, the artist finally presented his debut LP, Forget, produced by Chris Taylor and Grizzly Bear. The album was recorded with the 4AD label. It climbed to the 24th spot of Billboard’s Top Heatseekers and reached the 26th position of Pitchfork’s Top 50 Albums of 2010. The album featured such hits as "Tyrant Destroyed", "Shooting Holes", "When We're Dancing", "Castles in the Snow", and "I Can't Wait". It wasn’t a big commercial hit, though. Only 11,000 copies were sold in several months. However, many fans started looking for ways to book Twin Shadow for private events.