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TWINKIDS Makes Sad Gay Electronic Music for the Soul

TWINKIDS Makes Sad Gay Electronic Music for the Soul

Best listened to when "you're walking home from the club and you haven't met anybody and you're sad and gonna get food at home."

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At the intersection of '80s inspired J-pop and "sad gay electronic" music, you'll find TWINKIDS.

Composed of Gene and Matt, the Los Angeles-based duo offer a sweeping and nostalgic snapshot of relationships, oftentimes from the point of view of the person breaking hearts. 

Their new EP Lizard House includes "Eighteen," a reminder of all the promises you make when you enter that first relationship that will inevitably fall apart, and "Psycho," a syrupy yet savage track that almost reads like a post-breakup questionnaire. "Did you cry when I was gone?" frontman Gene asks over the synthy dance beat. 

"You know when you're walking home from the club and you haven't met anybody and you're sad and gonna get food at home," that's when you should listen to their music, Matt told PRIDE.

In our exclusive interview, the duo had a blast chatting about their music new and old, life post-tour with Matt and Kim, their Japenese musical influences, that feeling of “Do I laugh or cry when I’m listening to this?” and being a part of the wave of openly queer artists in pop music who sing about who they love unflinchingly. 

"I just feel like it's better that way," said Gene. "It's just genuine." 

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Taylor Henderson

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one! 

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one!