I admired the audacity of Twin Shadow releasing ‘To The Top’ an over-the-top ’80s hair balla last month. I embraced it, others didn’t.
But last night, George Lewis Jr. and band performed the song on Conan O’Brien’s show and switched up the song to a more gospel-lead circular setup performance that is less histrionic than the original and more genuine and life-affirming. The tune even goes a little old-school rock’n’roll in the outro.
Niall Byrne is the founder of the most-influential Irish music site Nialler9, where he has been writing about music since 2005 . He is the cohost of the Nialler9 Podcast and has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Cara Magazine, Sunday Times, Totally Dublin, Red Bull and more. Niall is a DJ, founder of Lumo Club, event curator and producer of gigs, parties & events.