Song of the Day, August 17: Love Reign Supreme by Alison Moyet

MoyetMinutesSupremeToday’s song is Alison Moyet’s Love Reign Supreme. In nearly forty years, the singer has seen her career nearly derailed many times by label shenanigans and personal crises. In 2013, she found solid footing again. After a solid but sporadic string of albums she had found a strong musical partner in producer Gus Sigsworth. For The Minutes, they returned to her synth-pop roots, blending her bluesy vocals with smart dance grooves.

Confident and happy, Moyet chose the name of the album carefully:

Basically, we all feel slightly cheated when our life does not end up being this stream of joy and one thing that you do understand when you come middle aged is that it was never about that, it was always a lie, that it was always about fantastic minutes that are suspended in years, and that’s what this is about.

That feeling is clearly carried in the album’s finest song, Love Reign Supreme. It’s a joyous blast of synth dance music, infectious and delightful. Moyet wrote the song with Sigsworth and Cass Lowe; her lyrics clearly reflect the underlying theme of the disc, celebrating the moments that matter and noting the distractions that we need to set aside. She turns in one of her finest vocals in years, clearly enjoying herself and making the most of every aspect of the song.

Enjoy this delightful track today.

About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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