To go along with the release of his sophomore album Confess, George Lewis, Jr. (aka Twin Shadow) has written a full-length novel. In a recent interview with Pitchfork, Lewis said The Night of the Silver Sun is a continuation of the story begun in the music video for “Five Seconds”, the standout single off Confess. “It’s about a motorcycle gang in the future. The video is the prologue to the story, and it’s about friendship, in a way; two black motorcyclists who are fighting the good fight.”
An excerpt from the book can be read at the website of writer/editor Elliott Aronow, whose previously published Lewis’ writing in his zine Our Show. Below, you can find some primo quotes from said excerpt.
“…what looked like a lunar eclipse seemed to part the clouds and fill the sky with a brilliant display of color, an orgy of pastels and neons. A reveling burst of inexplicable sound echoed as the entire world swelled and seemed to pause. A quiet rain fell for a while, and a silence spread across the land…”
“They say that Georgie survived the flash encased in crystallized liquid that had leaked out of the heart of the moon, a new life frozen as if nature had kept him safe to rebuild the world.”
“When the Edwards family woke up to a re-terraformed, terrified Earth, the baby was still at the front of her mind even though thousands of years had passed.”
“My baby, my love, God has kept you wrapped in a diamond and now you will be my child.”
“I was born before the silver sun hit, but I can’t remember what it was like when the nights were just half the day and there were waves on the water. I can’t remember the moon.”