TWINKIDS reflect on young love with 80s-infused new track “Eighteen”

TWINKIDS‘ new single, “Eighteen”, is taken from ​​​​​​their sophomore EP, Lizard House, due out November 22 on Mateo Sound.

TWINKIDS, the Los Angeles-based queer pop duo consisting of Tokyo-born Gene Fukui and Floridian Matt Young, have shared a brand new track. On “Eighteen”, which culminates in its dramatic chorus and draws from 80s synth-pop, the two songwriters and producers reflect on young love, as Gene explained:

‘Eighteen’ is about young love. It’s about looking back at a romance that once felt like it was the most important thing in the world. When I was younger I had this naïve and detrimental optimism. But life kind of happened, where money and careers took precedent and the relationship fell apart. The song is about looking back at your past self and realizing how much you’ve changed and how much other people have changed. I guess that’s terrifying in a way, like nothing really stays the same. Even something you once felt like you were going to devote your entire life to feels really distant, but it still left a hole in your heart.

“Eighteen” also marks the announcement of a new EP, Lizard House, which will be released on Mateo Sound (Saro, City Father…).

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