Listen: Twin Shadow Covers U2

'With Or With You'
Twin Shadow

Twin Shadow has covered the U2 classic 'With Or Without You'.

Twin Shadow may well be a true original, but George Lewis Jr. is also an adept interpreter of other artist's material.

The 4AD-aligned songwriter hosts the UNDER THE CVRS series, in which he tackles a song by an established act. Previously, the series has included startling re-workings of Lou Reed, Bruce Springsteen, Tori Amos and - somewhat remarkably - 10cc.

Now Twin Shadow has set his sights on U2. 'With Or Without You' remains one of the band's true calling cards, with Brian Eno's synths underpinning one of their most emotionally honest songs.

Applying a cinematic flair, Twin Shadow focuses on the electronic elements to bring out a cold yet tantalisingly emotive arrangement. Refusing to indulge Bono's bombast, Lewis Jr. instead delivers something understated, displaying a tender, fragile side to an oft mis-understood song.

Watch the video below.

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