Claiming to be influenced by superstar artists such as MARINA, Amy Winehouse, and Kehlani, Shane Garcia has a deep appreciation for songwriting. Pair that with their captivating energy and unique voice, the 26-year-old alt-pop artist born and raised in New York has steadily grown their fanbase.
To start 2023, Garcia released a song with an ominous tone titled “Evil Twin.” Co-written by Jesse Fink, the track illustrates the feeling of mania and detachment that Garcia battled with in life. “Evil Twin” is a notable standout from her discography as it provides a gloomy beat which is a stark contrast from songs like “You’re Not Her” and “Bestest Friend.”
In addition to the drop of “Evil Twin” Garcia released this statement:
"I wrote this song with various experiences in mind from my own benders. I've had struggles with mental health, specifically bouts of mania that led to self-destructive decisions,“ they said. "By the end of those long nights and days when I was able to finally pull myself together, I felt like I wasn't even in control. It was almost as if I was another person, an evil twin."
The new song uses a different musical approach than their usual more upbeat and fun tracks.
“I made a batch of songs at the time that reflected how I was feeling in the moment, and it is really cool to actually see the lighter and darker parts of me reflected in my discography so far," Garcia said. "Most of my very early and unreleased music is much darker and sadder and “Evil Twin” is a nod to those songs that didn’t get their moments.”
A common feature of many of Garcia’s songs has been their ability to open up and present a vulnerable experience for their listeners. Garcia credits this to “radical self-acceptance” which has allowed them to connect with a growing number of fans.
With the release of “Evil Twin,” Garcia plans to follow this song with more visuals, performances and to release even more songs that they’ve kept in the vault.
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