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.
Happy birthday to the world's biggest genre
On this day in 1973, Clive Campbell, the Jamaican-American "selector" known as DJ Kool Herc, hosted a "back to school jam" at 1520 Sedgewick Avenue in the Boogie Down Bronx of New York City.
Armed with a booming sound system and reggae beats, Herc– a shortened nickname for "Hercules"– commanded insatiable audiences across the South Bronx with his unique looping technique called the "Merry-Go Round." "[I knew that] they were waiting for this particular break," Herc later said, "and I got a couple of records that got the same break up in it. I wonder how it would be if I put them all together."
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Raymond's popularity sheds light on a bizarre underside of the Animal Crossing fandom.
Raymond is a smug cat who highlights his heterochromatic eyes with hipster glasses.
He is essentially the same exact character as every other Animal Crossing villager with a "Smug" personality type, but again, and this is very important, Raymond is a cat with heterochromatic eyes and hipster glasses. As such, he has completely broken the Animal Crossing community.
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