“Bruce Lee” is the latest single from Los Angeles based band Silver Twins, a project conceived by frontman Alex Marin and a host of his musical friends.
Marin’s career has seen him travel across the world in search of the right sound; he began his journey as a teen making pop music in Mexico City, before travelling to the likes of Vancouver, London and now Venice Beach. Marin’s vocal stylings are perhaps the most obvious indication of his wanderlust, given that his accent is incredibly hard to place, and his voice gives the song a unique edge.
On their website Silver Twins are described as an indie rock band that play rock ‘n’ roll music mixed with pop melodies, and this is something which is clearly discernible in this track. You can hear the clash of genres in the song as it develops, with verses giving off a more angsty feel before the chorus kicks in and injects proceedings with a lighter tone. This kind of approach engages the listener early on and allows them to feel relief with the chorus, something which will likely work well when the song is played live.
“Bruce Lee” is a song which you can easily listen to multiple times without losing interest and it builds particularly well. The sound that Silver Twins have created has obviously been thought through and worked on over time, and Alex Marin’s vocals are peculiar but appealing. Produced by Enrique Tena (Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Houndmouth) and Misha Hercules (Wavves, Twins Shadow, Never Shout Never), Silver Twins are a band with a lot of potential and could go from strength to strength in 2018.