Twin Shadow (aka George Lewis Jr.) released a new album, Caer, back in April via Warner Bros./Reprise. Now he has shared a brand new song not featured on the album, “Hollow Days.” A press release says that sonically it finds Lewis exploring his Dominican roots “by tapping into Bachata rhythms in addition to country themes.” Wynne Bennett co-produced the song, which can be streamed below.
Lewis had this to say about the song in a press release: “Growing up in a house with a Dominican mother the house was filled with the sounds of Latin music, specifically Bachata and Merengue. It is a genre of music I’ve wanted to explore since my parents moved back to Santo Domingo eight years ago. Their return to my birthplace has given me an opportunity to feel more connected to the island by visiting between recording in Los Angeles. In blending what I’ve been doing with songwriting as Twin Shadow and the rhythms of these genres I hope to intensify the bond I have with a place I hope to one day again call home.”
When Caer was announced Twin Shadow shared two songs from it, “Saturdays” (which features HAIM) and “Little Woman” (the latter shared via a video). Both made our Songs of the Week list. Then he shared a third song, the John Hughes soundtrack sounding “Brace” (featuring Rainsford), via a video that played more like a lyric video (it was also a Song of the Week), as well as the somewhat funky “When You’re Wrong.” Then there was a 1990s inspired video for “Saturdays.”
Caer was Twin Shadow’s fourth full-length album and the follow-up to 2015’s Eclipse (and the free Night Rally mixtape from the same year). It’s the first album since the 2015 tour bus accident that resulted in Lewis having hand surgery. Caer is pronounced ka-air and is the Spanish word for “to fall.” Lewis considers this a sister album to his acclaimed 2010 debut album, Forget, as a previous press release added, “in that it’s a record with hidden doorways and secret passages; more is revealed the more time you spend inside of it.”