Twin Shadow Does Right By U2’s ‘With Or Without You’
As far as your stadium-shaking rock classics go, U2‘s ‘With Or Without You’ is pretty minimal. The track hinges on little more than Adam’s butt-simple bass line, Edge’s chill-inducing movie-mist guitars and Bono’s hyper-intense whisper and falsetto, and that’s why Twin Shadow‘s brand-new version — the latest installment in his ‘UNDER THE CVRS’ series — works so well.
George Lewis Jr., the man behind the Shadow, has always had a knack for glossy ’80s pop, and here, he more than matches the stark, simmering grandeur of U2’s original, even as he adds some circa-now vocal effects and tweaks the beat. Check it out above — then go stand in the rain and think about the one that got away.