Not like it’s a big deal or anything, but I have George Lewis Jr.’s phone number. George and I have a long history, see—I did an interview with him back in my sophomore year of college, and we still text each other late night sweet nothings de temps en temps. In 2013, I think that basically qualifies as love.
So, when I heard George was taking requests as part of a monthly series called “UNDER THE CVRS,” I sidestepped the clamor of social media plebes and went straight to the source. There have been other attempts to cover Bruce Springsteen’s 1985 single “I’m On Fire,” but I was dying to see how Twin Shadow’s satiny voice and fog-drenched aura would feel on the soulful classic. To nobody’s surprise, the slow melancholic tone of the original track and George’s brooding vocals and blocky electronic drum are a perfect match—just like me and George.
Have a request? Let me know, I’ll see what I can do.