You’ll have to forgive us for missing this two weeks ago, but maybe we weren’t mentally prepared and sometimes fate has a funny way of soundtracking one’s life. Earlier today we were doing high-intensity Tabata sprints outside Crossfit in Allston when our bodies started cramping up, the soles of our New Balances worn down so hard our bare toes were touching the asphalt, our Powerade bottle running as empty as our parched motivation. Then we heard Twin Shadow’s empowering, anthemic-as-fuck new single “To The Top” blaring from a black Mustang rolling down Cambridge Street.
And we fought through the pain and finished our exercise. People emerged from buildings shaking those drum things from the end of Karate Kid Part 2 and Peter Cetera came out to high-five us. I jumped up atop the Crossfit building as the Jetta behind me crashed into a snow bank and screamed “George!” for all the world to hear and the credits rolled as the camera rose up and panned out overlooking our beautiful city on a late-April afternoon.
Never give up, never give in. You got this.
Here’s what George Lewis Jr., in the shadows of Los Angeles and wearing Pharrell’s hat, had to say about the song, which you can stream below after the jump…
What is it when you realize that someone isn’t right for you? Or when you find that you do not and can not posses someone entirely? You want someone so bad and it feels like hell.
It’s not like the first time, once loved love evolves, and you no longer have as much control, and it frustrates you. I think because of this feeling we find ourselves constantly wanting to reset, like new years resolutions, like dreaming up moments from the past where the ending flips on its head, like true forgiveness…We just want to say “wait wait wait, this went too far in the wrong direction, can we try that again.”