Song of the Day, December 28: Kamikaze by Thompson Twins

TTwinsKamikazeToday’s song is a standout from Thompson Twins’ Quick Step and Side Kick. Sequenced smartly between the quirky characters and smart dance beats is Kamikaze, a quiet meditation on loss. Using a subtly Asian soundscape, the trio share the story of a man who knows he will never return home. They use that specific narrative to conjure up more universal feelings of sorrow and obligation. The result is stirring, an unexpected moment of reflection that helps an already strong album rise above the synth-pop pack.

Enjoy this moving song 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.

2 Responses to Song of the Day, December 28: Kamikaze by Thompson Twins

  1. fxrosica says:

    Hi Robert,

    You Tube wouldn’t play this nice little piece of history!


    Francis X. Rosica 6167 SW Miles Court Portland, OR 97219 503.245.2528


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