Often times, Twin Shadow’s sweeping brand of synthpop exudes a filmic quality — as though it was tailored to soundtrack an epic action scene or climactic reunion of two lovers. Perhaps no video proves this point better than the thrilling new clip for “I’m Ready”.
Directed by Lance Drake, the visual plays out like a California blockbuster, complete with shiny cars, towering palm trees, and of course, big and villainous musclemen. Twin Shadow’s George Lewis Jr. is the man tasked with a mission of great importance, which involves his lady friend and a glowing, Final Fantasy-like sword. If the urgent, heartbeat-like throb of the track itself isn’t enough to put viewers on the edges of their seats, there’s a clock that’s quickly counting down to something, which just might stir up some anxiety. Watch below.
“I’m Ready” is taken from Twin Shadow’s major label debut, Eclipse.
In related news, Twin Shadow recently announced that he’d be postponing his US tour in order to recover from the Colorado bus crash that happened earlier this month, a multi-car accident which left him and a few of his band members injured.
Update: A representative for Twin Shadow’s drummer Andy Bauer has released a statement regarding his recovery. Following two spinal surgeries, his status has been upgraded to “medically stable” by doctors, and he is expected to make a full recovery. Read the full statement below.
Andy Bauer, longtime drummer for Twin Shadow, remains hospitalized two weeks following a multi-vehicle pileup involving Twin Shadow’s tour bus on I-70 near Aurora, Colorado. The tour, in support of Twin Shadow’s recently released album Eclipse, had only recently gotten underway when the accident caused the group to postpone several dates to allow for the Twin Shadow family to recover from their injuries.
Having undergone two surgeries to repair injuries to his spine, Andy’s condition has been upgraded from serious to medically stable and he continues to improve with the help of his medical team at the University of Colorado Hospital lead by Drs. CJ Kleck and Vikas Patel. He has transitioned into the acute rehabilitation program, and there is great optimism that he will make a complete recovery. Andy is hopeful that he can return to touring with Twin Shadow as soon as medically possible.
Knowing how many people are rooting for him will make it easier for Andy to complete his rehabilitation. Andy and his family are grateful for the outpouring of love, support and prayers he has received from the Denver community, his fans, and friends during this painful experience. He will continue to keep in touch regarding his recovery, his plans, and his music via his Facebook page.