Twin Shadow Does His Own Motorcycle Stunts in “5 Seconds” Video

Twin Shadow Does His Own Motorcycle Stunts in “5 Seconds” Video

  • Posted: 8/8/2012
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I figured if I was ever going to get away with being a jackass on a motorcycle, it would be for my own music video, said Twin Shadow s George Lewis, Jr in a statement about the stunts he attempts in the clip above for 5 Seconds. My mom is gonna be super bummed out, but yes, that s me surfing my motorcycle and yes, I m also on the wrong side of the road. Apparently, the story behind the video demands such feats. Lewis based the plot on an as-yet-unpublished novel, Night of the Silver Sun, that he has co-written with his friend Eric Green. In the clip, which Lewis premiered last night on the big screens in New York s Times Square, the singer rides a motorcycle (with a wolf s body on the back of it!) as a narrator explains that Lewis stole the Prince of Fangs Golden Cycle the fastest bike from the Village of Fang to the Town of Silver Sound. There s more to it, but much more impressive than the plot are the visuals, which include masked men in the woods chasing after Lewis, an action-packed escape and a woman stitching up a knife wound in her arm.The music is far less violent, as Lewis repeatedly sings, She said, five seconds to your heart/straight to the heart, over beds of new-wave-influenced synths and muted guitars. It even has a bouncy, optimistic bridge that sounds like a distant relative of Berlin s Take My Breath Away. More so, we like that George lives dangerously these days. 5 Seconds comes from Twin Shadow s sophomore set Confess, which arrives on July 10 via 4AD.

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