Twin Shadow finds musical inspiration in his most uncomfortable moments

Twin Shadow finds musical inspiration in his most uncomfortable moments

Things I Learned Along the Way — Huck’s Fiftieth Anniversary Special collects lessons learned and creative advice from fifty of the most inspiring people we know. Each day we’ll be sharing a new excerpt from the magazine. Today, George Lewis Junior shares how he found his voice as Twin Shadow when he tapped back into his own vulnerability.

#49 – Twin Shadow

George Lewis Junior has been riding this wave of self-discovery for a while now. As Twin Shadow – a moniker inspired by a toddler photo of him and his twin – he’s put out three solo records in the space of five years: Forget (2010) Confess (2012) and most recently Eclipse (2015) – each of which boast accessible melodies heightened by intense, shivery feelings.

 “What I’m always searching for when I’m writing is that moment just before the thing that makes you cry, like that moment when you haven’t totally given into the emotion but the wave is at its peak.

“The only resource is to make yourself uncomfortable until you find the spot that fits you. You’re constantly rubbing against something that feels awful and when it starts to feel good, that’s when you’re really close. In the end it’s just you behind all of it. You just need to be able to be vulnerable then hope and pray that something comes.”

This is just a short excerpt from Huck’s Fiftieth Special, a collection of fifty creative lessons from fifty inspiring people.

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