Sade Saxophonist Premieres 'Sailor' Video From New Project Twin Danger: Exclusive

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Twin Danger gives listeners a taste of the Roaring Twenties with their new single "Sailor," a jazz-pop romp brought to life in the brand new video below. The group was formed by Grammy-winner Stuart Matthewman, co-founder and saxophonist of Sade, who co-wrote many of the band's greatest hits, in addition to producing three of Maxwell's acclaimed albums.

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"The classic standard, 'You've Changed' (written by Bill Carey and Carl Fischer in 1941 and covered by countless artists), inspired us to write a song with the idea of, 'No, you haven't changed, I have!'" singer Vanessa Bley tells Billboard. "The lyrics paint a picture of perhaps a naval officer returning home from WWII to a lover who has changed and doesn't want to continue their romance. As the bridge points out, 'love deserves a song' -- even if it doesn't last.”

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The video, shot in the Lower East Side institution Mehanata (a Bulgarian bar complete with ice-cage vodka room), nods to a different era in New York without going completely old-school. "We wanted to modernize the era of the song's inspiration and reflect the aesthetic of our own shows," bandleader Stuart Matthewman says. "You never know what might happen at a Twin Danger show, and a sub-plot is always at play. In this case, we're stealing diamonds and escaping our own gig by crawling through a mix of characters in a dirty Lower East Side club.”

Watch the video below, and look for their self titled debut to drop June 30.


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