Twin Shadow

Twin Shadow

Could George Lewis Jr., the Dominican-born, Florida-raised man behind Twin Shadow, finally be ready to step out of the darkness and into the light? Following the release of what is arguably his most ...

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Will Butler

Most people will recognize Will Butler as the talented multi-instrumentalist and younger Butler member of Arcade Fire, whose charismatic on-stage persona makes him a hit at shows. But with the band’s hugely successful Reflektor tour now behind him, Butler is ready to branch out. This time, he’s going it alone with the release of his debut solo album, Policy – an eclectic eight-track collection influenced by Butler’s American roots. Butler recently talked with Georgie about political commentary in music, the value of reading reviews, and his thoughts on selling out. G—So what ultimately convinced you to do a solo record? Will Butler—Arcade Fire was taking a little bit of a breather after the Reflektor tour and the timing felt right after the Oscar nomination [Butler was nominated for Best Original Score for his work on Spike Jonze’s Her]. So I kind of knew I had a window and I had some songs I wanted to put out there. G—Has Arcade Fire encouraged your solo musical pursuits? WB—Yeah, and there’s a lot of us doing a lot of creative things all the time. Richard [Parry] is working on classical music lately and Sarah [Neufeld] is doing solo stuff. There’s an element

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Daniel Aristizábal

Daniel Aristizábal is a Colombian artist, illustrator, and graphic designer who has described his style as “pop surrealism”. His work combines elements of Cubism, Dadaism, and Futurism with pop art and postmodern design. Aristizábal’s work is saturated in 1980s pastel hues, bold geometric patterns, and a playful sense of the absurd. We spoke to Aristizábal about his influences, the role of symbolism in his work, and his recent project, Cósmica y sus huevos, which explores the ancient myth of the Earth being born from a primordial egg. G—Your recent editorial project, Cósmica y sus huevos, references the ancient belief that the universe was hatched from a primordial egg. How did you encounter this belief, and why did it take on such significance for you? Well, since I can recall I’ve been interested in philosophy, history and the origins of the universe. My concept for Cósmica y sus huevos stemmed from the idea of what happens inside a black hole, a place where the rules of physics don’t apply in the same way as they do here. Daniel Aristizábal—Well, since I can recall I’ve been interested in philosophy, history and the origins of the universe. My concept for Cósmica y sus huevos stemmed from

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