This is George Lewis Jr., aka Twin Shadow.
AKA the artist behind "To The Top," the best song on the Paper Towns soundtrack.
The feels-heavy anthem plays during the movie's end credits and, let's be real, you've probably been playing it on loop since you left the theater. While the Florida native isn't having a "Boom Clap"-sized moment, "To The Top" is the same kind of song — big, euphoric, and grounded by an undercurrent of melancholy.
If you're not familiar with the 32-year-old singer-songwriter, here's a quick primer:
1. George Lewis Jr. was born in the Dominican Republic and was raised in Florida.
2. He respects John Green's "rockstar" following.
3. And he's got a Hollywood-ready backstory of his own.
4. Twin Shadow was making '80s-inspired music before it was cool.
5. The latest Twin Shadow record, Eclipse, is a departure from Lewis' previous work — and not because he's now signed to a major label.
"There's this real art-school mentality you can get stuck in," Lewis told BuzzFeed Music. "When you make music that's challenging or very cerebral you can get stuck in your own patterns of cleverness — making things weird on purpose rather than using weird as a tool to affect someone." Those patterns and shortcuts were something he wanted to avoid going into his third album. Where they were once a genuine expression, Lewis was worried they'd become defensive. The vulnerability of being straight forward and accessible appealed to him. "I feel excited about communicating in a simple way," he explained. "That's really it."