A comedy podcast was the last place we’d expect to hear a new track from Twin Shadow but that’s exactly what happened recently when the man himself appeared on Scott Aukerman’s Comedy Bang Bang podcast.

As Aukerman explains, a comedian friend of his turned him on to Twin Shadow after learning that his two all-time favorite artists are The Smiths and Prince. Chances are you’ll love Shadow if you dig one or the other as was the case here.

Shadow (George Lewis Jr.) played a new track titled “Locked & Loaded,” which is absolutely not what anyone was expecting. Hearing him sing with nothing but an acoustic guitar as backup is as close to a religious experience an atheist will have. Whether the studio version of the cut will be acoustic remains to be seen.

Jump to the 1:01:55 mark for the track. He also plays an acoustic version of lead single “To The Top” beginning at 1:36:11.

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