Jagwar Twin has released a stripped-down black-and-white video for “Dream / Dream,” featuring a powerful vocal performance over stark electric guitar. Shining a light on the song’s urgent message of the need for equality in today’s world, “Dream / Dream (Live in a Living Room)” can be heard now below.
“It’s impossible to ignore the current state of the world and the dehumanization happening around us all. No matter who you are, what color your skin is, what side of the imaginary line in the sand you were born, what circumstances you’ve experienced in the past, we should all be able to pursue our dreams equally,” says Roy English.
Jagwar Twin’s spring run of explosive shows opening for lovelytheband electrified crowds with a magnetic stage presence, energized unity, and anthemic songs from new album Subject to Flooding (out now on Atlantic Records), which sees prophet-like poetry paired against a landscape of 60’s style guitars, gritty hip-hop break beats, and flipped MPC samples reminiscent of Dark Fantasy-era Kanye West.
Drawn magnetically to a shared human spirit, Jagwar Twin melds a worldly-ensemble of alternative sounds on songs like “Loser,” a track about how we are all the same underneath and features the distinctive vocals of Roy English – the driving force behind Jagwar Twin, and “Long Time Coming”, a powerful reminder that hope and love has the ability to help us overcome adversity. “Loser” made an instantaneous splash after premiering worldwide on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1, racking up more than 4 million Spotify streams and garnering early Alternative Radio airplay, and “Long Time Coming” has been featured on key Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music playlists. PRESS HERE to watch official video for “Long Time Coming” (directed by Emily Elizabeth Thomas), beautifully illustrating the universe’s ability to restore balance through renewal and rebirth in the face of obstacles.
Produced by S1 (Kanye West, Beyoncé, Lorde) and Linus (blink-182, All Time Low) with mixing by Adam Hawkins (twenty one pilots), Subject to Flooding is the result of a uniquely collaborative process that leaves room for everyone where egos are set aside and a “we, not me” mentality reigns. Touching on the duality of life and the search for equilibrium and self-discovery, Jagwar Twin reminds us that connecting our energies and spirits together can lead to something greater than initially imagined. In letting go of ego, we often find ourselves. As a self-taught singer in high school, Roy was bullied for his vocal tone. Early on he realized that he could channel that negative energy into art and dove deeper into self-exploration through songwriting and production. Jagwar Twin eventually connected with producers S1 and Linus, leading to a highly collaborative, democratic production process which ultimately welcomed contributions from Jeff Bhasker, Travis Barker of blink-182, children’s choirs and more. With the fragile state of the world emotionally, physically, environmentally, and politically, Jagwar Twin exists to find energy and spirit in our shared humanity.
Jagwar Twin will be on the road this Fall as support on Avril Lavigne’s Head Above Water Tour. Tickets are on sale now – please visit www.jagwartwin.com for dates and ticketing info.