Just a few weeks back, Twin Shadow and his band were involved in a horrifying bus crash, leaving the singer, real name George Lewis, Jr., needing reconstructive surgery on his hand and drummer Andy Bauer still in the hospital. Despite the setback, the group still made an appearance this week on Late Night with Seth Meyers.
Twin Shadow, his hand still in a cast, and the band took the stage cloaked in all black to perform “I’m Ready,” from recent album Eclipse. But they weren’t done for the night. The group returned to the stage, this time with musical and acting scion Zoe Kravitz in tow, to perform a cover of Sade‘s 1992 hit single “No Ordinary Love.”
Unexpected, for sure, their take is a pretty good one. Twin Shadow sings with just a soft guitar at first, his voice a pained whisper. But soon that familiar bass line kicks and supports his vocal, and he and Zoe trade verses back and forth, their voices eventually combining for the chorus. Their version, while staying pretty close to the original, is a unique take on the track. So unique that it will probably turn off some of Sade’s die-hard fans. Still, it’s interesting enough that it definitely warrants a listen. Will you be open to their “Love” or will you toss it aside? You can decide when you take a peek at the clip right here.