Song of the Day, June 8: Airwaves by Thomas Dolby
June 8, 2016 Leave a comment
Today’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.