The queer pop duo's latest single, off their upcoming EP Lizard House, is a gorgeous and '80s-inflected missive to heartbreak and moving on after a relationship's end.
TWINKIDS drums up even more anticipation for their upcoming EP with "I Luv You," a gorgeous synth headtrip.
The queer pop duo, composed of Gene Fukui and Matt Young, are following up their 2017 debut project, Boys Love, with Lizard House, out November 22nd and heralded by the first single "Eighteen," a dreamy '80s ode drenched in teenage nostalgia. "I Luv You" feels similar, in the way it pulls from a Genesis-esque tribute to queer love, but TWINKIDS' new offering is a breakup track, slipping between heartbreak and healing between verses, sometimes even between seconds.
"Even with my brand-new friend / I think about you every day," Fukui admits over the chorus, a symphony of echoing vocals and soaring production. "I Luv You" expresses the hardship of seeing someone you love after the relationship's ended, as both of you are still trying to move on. The crashing drums under the sumptuous keys feel honest; the song isn't bitter or angry, just sad. TWINKIDS' latest does its best to capture the leftovers of love, the sweet memories and the feeling of loss all wrapped up in one track. "I Luv You" leaves room for both pain and love and shows TWINKIDS operating at their exuberant queer pop best.
After posting cryptic messages on her Instagram story, it's clear that many of Azealia Banks's behaviors were a cry for help.
Content warning: This article contains depictions of suicidal ideation.
Eight years ago, Azealia Banks was positioned to be the next big thing in hip-hop.
The Harlem rapper's debut single, "212," had spread through the Internet like wildfire. Banks was only 20 years old at the time and had just left her record label, XL Recordings, due to creative conflicts. Despite being strapped for cash and admittedly depressed, Banks released "212" as a free download from her website. The unforgettable hip-house track would reinvigorate her tumultuous music career.