Song of the Day, June 8: Airwaves by Thomas Dolby

DolbyAirwavesToday’s song is a highlight of Thomas Dolby’s brilliant debut, The Golden Age of Wireless. Opening with a channel-change invoking wave sequence, this paean to electronic communication is ironically the most acoustic song on the album. Airwaves is built on a lovely grand piano figure, with minimalist synths and a lovely harmony vocal. Dolby ponders the power of modern communication, reflecting on our dependence on the airwaves and our need to maintain control and identity. With a soulful, almost hushed delivery, he creates a romantic atmosphere that suits the themes strangely well.

Enjoy this beautiful 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.

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