No one makes pop music quite like duo TWINKIDS. The way they seamlessly weave in seemingly disparate influences to make something completely new is instantly engaging and consistently has me going back for more. After a stellar 2017 which saw the release of their debut EP, Boys Love, which contained my favorite of their tracks so far, “Overdressed” (check it out HERE) the duo are on their way to recreating that success in 2018. A few months back they gave us our first taste of new music with “Jigoku Tengoku”, which as the title suggests, saw the group doubling down on their J-Pop influences. It was a great way to kick off a new music cycle and you should check it out HERE if you haven’t heard it yet. Now TWINKIDS are back again with another new track and it’s one you don’t want to miss. While a lot of their music has been upbeat and danceable, I’m Sorry, definitely explores new sonic territory for the pair. Starting out in a fairly subdued manner, it’s a full out anthem by the chorus that will get you belting along. Based on the album art, it seems their latest two tracks are going to be part of some part of cohesive body and I can’t wait to see what they have in store. In the meantime, be sure to give “I’m Sorry” a listen below or click HERE to check out the video.
Rising duo TWINKIDS first impressed me last year with their single “Overdressed” that went on to be one of my favorites of the year and earned them a spot on my list of Artists to Watch 2018 (check it out HERE). Their unique take on eclectic electropop is instantly intriguing and their penchant for catchy melodies makes you want to listen to more. Since releasing their excellent Boys Love EP in August, which spawned several more great tracks like “Ponte Vedra” and “Shotgun”, things have been relatively quiet for the pair, but now thankfully they’re back with their latest track, Jigoku Tengoku. Across their discography, there’s been a heavy Japanese influence, with the pair going as far as covering a J Pop song on their EP. Here they incorporate the Japanese lyric “Jigoku Tengoku” (hell, heaven) in an incredibly effective way. Starting out as a fairly straightforward pop track, “Jigoku Tengoku” meanders, especially towards the end, in a way that will keep you guessing throughout. I’m a huge fan of TWINKIDS and this definitely makes me even more so. Be sure to check out “Jigoku Tengoku” below and be on the lookout for more from the duo hopefully soon.
US-based duo TWINKIDS were around for quite a while before I finally caught on. They shared their debut track, “Dreamer”, back in 2015, combining elements of the balladry that would come as well as their now characteristic electronic production. Looking back, it’s a strong first entry and really set the stage for the directions they would later go in. After releasing follow up, “ACBTY”, there was a pretty long silence from the pair until this year. In July, they shared “Overdressed”, an incredible electropop tune that’s still my favorite from them and one of my favorite songs of the year. It’s one of the most upbeat tracks they’ve shared and it’s definitely a great sound for them. With an infectious chorus and unique production, it ticks all the boxes of a hit. After only hearing that track and knowing the duo were soon going to release their debut EP, Boys Love, I was fairly certain they would end up on this list. The EP came in August and certainly did not disappoint. On it, the pair explore different facets of their sound including the ballad “Body Wonder”, the frantic “Ponte Vedra”, and the laidback “Shotgun”. Altogether, it’s an incredibly strong debut body of work and in my opinion, serves as a harbinger of great things to come. Get on board now and check out a few of my favorite tracks below.
I’ve covered TWINKIDS on the blog twice in the past month so I won’t rehash what I’ve already talked about. If you’re interested check out some of their previous releases HERE and HERE. I will say that despite just discovering them last month, TWINKIDS have shot to the top of the acts I’ll be keeping an eye on them. Much like Amber Mark from earlier this week, I would be very surprised to not see them on my Artists to Watch for 2018 list. Just last week they shared their debut EP, Boys Love, and the whole thing is excellent and worth your attention, however Shotgun is my favorite previously unreleased track. It serves well as a closer because the melody and vocals are probably the most low key of the work, but it’s held together by erratic production that propels it forward. Although it’s clear through their other tracks and artwork, I think TWINKIDS’ Japanese influence shines through most clearly on the melody here which obviously tends toward the pentatonic. “Shotgun” is the kind of effortlessly cool track that will keep you coming back for more. The entire EP is worth your attention, so get started with “Shotgun” below and then check out the rest!
I just covered TWINKIDS for the first time a few weeks ago after the release of their excellent single, “Overdressed”. Being one of their most upbeat, danceable songs, it was a great introduction and got me hooked and looking for more. They are currently ramping up to their debut EP, Boy Love, set for release on August 18th, so naturally they are building hype by releasing new music. Ahead of their new project, they have shared Body Wonder, a sweeping, pounding electronic ballad. Starting out with ominous synths and industrial percussion laying the groundwork for an understated vocal performance, the song builds throughout making for something unique and intriguing. I’m fully on board with TWINKIDS and can’t wait to see what they do on their debut project! Check out “Body Wonder” below and look out for Boy Love next week!
TWINKIDS are a new name for me which is a shame because they started releasing music almost two years ago. Luckily I’m not too late to the party since they’ve only released a handful of tracks, starting with “Dreamer”, an excellent ballad that builds to something more, displaying excellent production and even better vocals. After a fairly lengthy silence, the duo have released a new track, Overdressed, and in my opinion it’s their best yet. Opening with a fairly straightforward R&B/pop sound, by the time the chorus hits it’s opened up into late night low key dance track. It’s the kind of sound I’m a total sucker for and TWINKIDS do it extremely well. While the production is what initially grabbed my attention, the smooth vocals should definitely not be overlooked as they make the song as good as it is. Even though they’re new to me, TWINKIDS have quickly become a duo I’m going to have my eyes on. Listen to “Overdressed” below and be on the lookout for their debut EP, Boys Love, being released August 18th!