LA queer pop duo TWINKIDS is Tokyo-born Gene Fukui and Floridian Matt Young. Gene and Matt first met while studying at Oberlin College and the Conservatory of Music, whose alumni include The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Mars Volta, and Liz Phair. With only two singles released thus far (“Dreamer” and “ACBTY”), TWINKIDS returns with their clever blend of soulful vocal acrobatics, unexpected harmonies, and sparse percussion in “Overdressed.”
The track is a sultry cut about a push and pull of Gene’s relationship. The euphoric feelings of new love and the toxicity of passion are expressed in the flips between bouncy verses and big four-on-the-floor choruses to really quiet moments in the track. “It’s about that pendulum feeling at the beginning of a relationship – knowing he’s the best when you’re with him but then full of doubt when you’re apart.”
TWINKIDS’ “Boys Love” EP is out August 18th via Om Records.