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TWINKIDS, or Tokyo born musician Gene Fukui and Florida native Matt Young, continues to make a thriving impression with their music, whose pointed lyrics tackle the anxieties of being young, gay, and in love. The Los Angeles queer pop duo, who’s signed to Om Records, one of our favorite Bay Area labels, even premiered their latest single with Billboard, which says a lot about their upwards ascent in the indie electro/synthpop scene. Jigoku Tengoku, whose name means “heaven or hell” in Japanese, is a satiny jam with slick twirling 80s synths and sharp syncopated beats. It’s a song that subverts the usual heartache ballad by taking on the perspective of the heartbreaker instead. As TWINKIDS puts it: “This song is about that person who’s deeply broken and desperate for love. The guy who’s manipulating someone to come be with him, but only when it’s most convenient.” TWINKIDS kicked off their tour with Matt & Kim today in New Jersey. You can download/stream Jigoku Tengoku, here.

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