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Twen’s “Make Hard” Is The Byproduct Of The Pains & Gains Of Metamorphosis

Growing up and changing is hard

Photo: Alexa Viscius

Nashville-via-Boston duo Twen boxes us into an existential moment where we come face-to-face with growing pains in new single “Make Hard.” We all go through some form of life metamorphosis – whether that is in our careers, beliefs, relationships, and even palette. “Make Hard” is a bittersweet portrait where the gritty guitar buzz and heart-throbbing moodiness melt into an abstract soundscape that mirror our ambivalent headspace as we go through change. Stream below:

“This song was rewritten and arranged very late in the recording process. Another one of our earliest tunes, the second verse was a response to the growing pains we were going through at the time, transitioning from part time rockers to full time road warriors. The lyrics have come to symbolize the dynamics and relationships within a band as it grows, through the transformation of defined roles and how they change over time.”

“Make Hard” is from the duo’s upcoming LP Awestruck, which will be out on September 30thvia Frenchkiss. The duo is currently on their European tour and will start their North America tour next month:

Europe 2019

09/11/19 – Hamburg, Germany @ Goldener Salon (Hafenklang) *

09/13/19 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Loppen *

09/14/19 – Oslo, Norway @ Revolver *

09/15/19 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Obaren *

North America 2019

09/27/19 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement (Awestruck album release show)

10/09/19 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall ^

10/10/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s ^

10/11/19 – Washington, DC @ City Winery Washington D.C. ^

10/12/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere

10/24/19 – Richmond VA @ Richmond Music Hall &

10/25/19 – Harrisonburg VA @ The Golden Pony &

11/29/19 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel !

11/30/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle !

12/01/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle !

12/03/19 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall !

12/05/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade !

12/06/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade !

12/07/19 – Albany, NY @ The Hollow !

12/10/19 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground !

12/12/19 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge !

12/13/19 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Back Room @ Colectevo !

12/14/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe !

12/17/19 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern !

12/18/19 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge !

12/20/19 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel !

12/21/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom !

* supporting Tacocat

^ supporting The Dodos

! supporting The Joy Formidable

& supporting Illiterate Light

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