Twin Shadow & Samantha Urbani

So far in Twin Shadow’s UNDER THE CVRS series, we’ve heard George Lewis cover 10cc, Bruce Springsteen, Tori Amos, U2, and 112. His latest offering, which features Samantha Urbani, is a ’90s R&B-flavored take on the Smiths classic “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out.” It comes with a video in which Lewis and model Destinee Handly are dri-i-ving in a car so naturally it doesn’t end well.

The clip premiered at Rookie, who asked Lewis why he chose this cover…

Everything I do, I mean sincerely, but 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.

Watch it below.

Comments (6)
  1. And so it was a good day in the world of covers.

  2. Sounds great.

  3. To paraphrase a recent Stereogum comment: Shut the fuck up, Twin Shadow!

  4. dum dum girls cover is waaaaay better….check it out

  5. This was building up so well and I hate that it just ended so abruptly. Ah well.

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