The 50 Best Songs of 2012 (So Far)

47. Twin Shadow "5 Seconds"

Album: Confess
Producer: George Lewis Jr., Chris Taylor
Label: 4AD


New Wave revivalist Twin Shadow caught everyone off guard with his latest single and the announcement of a full-length follow-up to his fantastic 2010 debut, Forget. "Five Seconds" is a honing of his style in a lot of ways; the analog synths and complex guitar work of the first album compressed into an infectious, powerful single good enough to raise expectations even higher for Confess. The rest of the year has a lot of exciting releases coming out, but this track ensured that Twin Shadow's was on the list of most anticipated.

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