Twin Shadow knows his way around a gloss-pop arrangement perhaps better than anyone out there these days and therefore it’s abundantly appropriate that he just released this dimly-lit bedroom style cover of 10cc’s 1975 track “I’m Not In Love” (from the band’s 3rd LP Original Soundtrack). The fuzzed-out and extremely random bed-jumping scene in the middle is merely lagniappe to this glistening little cover. Tip of the hat to George Lewis Jr. for offering up this Friday acoustic gem.


Twin Shadow - Not In Love [UNDER THE CVRS]

10cc “I’M NOT IN LOVE”

…and here’s a snippet from an insanely detailed recollection from 10cc regarding the intense recording process for this tune:

“I mixed down 48 voices of each note of the chromatic scale from the 16-track to the Studer stereo machine to make a loop of each separate note, and then I bounced back these loops one at a time to a new piece of 16-track tape, and just kept them running for about seven minutes. Because we had people singing ‘Aahhh’ for a long time, there were slight tuning discrepancies that added a lovely flavour, like you get with a whole string section, with a lot of people playing. Some are not quite in time, some have slightly different tuning, but musically a lovely thing happens to that. It’s a gorgeous sound. A very human sound, very warm and moving all the time.”