TWYN’s New Single “You Say” Lead Miami’s Music Scene Down a Bright Path
May 11, 2018Pola Bunster
When we think of Miami’s identifiable “sound” it’s almost impossible to land on just one genre or rhythm. In a city overshadowed by Latin or electronic avenues, music in revolving categories needs to ring forth with originality and power. Bubbling under the surface of this new era for Miami’s music is something entirely complex, weird, and dare we say–sexy. We’re talking about the talented cats behind the experimental duo: TWYN.
If the name TWYN is new to your ears, chances are the musicians that comprise it are certainly not. Both Jason Matthews (keys/synths) and Aaron Glueckauf (drums/percussion) have had their hands in some of Miami’s most successful musical outfits. Locally, they’re key members in solid jazz and funk bands like Lemon City Trio and Electric Kif, both of which are regulars at favorite spots like Lagniappe. Internationally, they’ve collaborated and toured with critically-acclaimed acts like Matt Schofield and Danay Suarez. With Matthews receiving four GRAMMY nods for his work on the latter’s latest album.
A Fusion of Sonic Textures.
Enough with the resume check. Let’s talk about what these two can blow up when they come together to fuse their collective musical backgrounds. As TWYN, they’ve hit big stages like III Points, SunFest, and opened for acts like Taylor McFerrin. They’re jazz-y, experimental, and entirely underground. Oozing with cool and effortless improvisation, they’re shining beacons in the current fleet of Miami’s younger musical generation. Their music can be placed anywhere around the city and somehow find a way to just fit.
Expanding their currently small yet tease-worthy catalogue, TWYN just released its latest single: “You Say.” To chisel away at our libidos, they’ve called upon Miami’s go-to electronic soul crooner, Austin Paul. We love the brooding, emotional intensity that builds in the background, paving the way for what TWYN does best: jam. Futuristic yet entirely fitting of the present time, they prove that there is room for freshness and that the future of our music scene is certainly not written in stone.