Song of the Day, June 9: The Misunderstanding by Orchestral Manoeuvers In the Dark

OMDMisunderstandingToday’s song finds a pioneering band breathing new life into an old song. The Misunderstanding was written by Paul Humphreys and Andy McCluskey when they were part of a group called the Id. When recording their brilliant second album, Organisation, they dusted it off and gave it a new treatment.

The track opens with eerie, industrial noises, then kicks into high gear. Powerful drumming drives the urgent synth work while jarring, multi-tracked vocals chant a frustrated lyric. Angry, confused, and edgy, it’s a remarkable song, proving the emotion that can be packed in to synth-driven music.

Enjoy this amazing 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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