A lot has happened for LA's queer pop duo TWINKIDS since they were 18, and the pair decided to write about it on their latest single appropriately titled "Eighteen." An ode to their yesteryears, driven by mid-tempo synth-dance-pop and 80's influences, "Eighteen" is an a clever take on retrospection.
Heavy synth work takes hold as vocalist Gene Fukui belts out his recollections of love and romance, crying out, "How can you love me and your future too?" Fukui shares,"'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."
TWINKIDS went on a 15-date North American tour with Matt & Kim last year, and have made it clear that they are determined to make music unabashedly while tackling the anxieties of being young and queer. "Eighteen" is out now and also comes alongside the the announcement of TWINKIDS' sophomore EP Lizard House due out on November 22.