Born in the Dominican Republic, Lewis grew up the ultimate outsider in small-town Florida. His unease suffuses the album and yet this isn't a woe-is-me affair. In fact, the melodies carry the day.
There is a heavy dollop of romantic disappointment on this track. "You're my favorite daydream/I'm your famous nightmare," George croons, adding, "Everything I touch goes cold." But the chilly synth tones, handclaps in the rhythm track, and strong bass line perfectly complement the lyrics. This is a fellow who feels he can't catch a break. The album, expertly produced by Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor, exorcises a number of Lewis' adolescent demons. Rarely has such catharsis sounded so cool and compelling.
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