“I used to think that the day would never come
I’d see the light in the shade of the morning sun
My morning sun is the drug that brings me near
To the childhood I lost, replaced by fear
I used to think that the day would never come
That my life would depend on the morning sun”
- “True Faith” New Order
As I mentioned in the “J” post, New Order was created after the lead singer of Joy Division, Ian Curtis, committed suicide. New Order definitely has a more upbeat vibe. They combined New Wave with electronic music.
“Blue Monday” is one of my favorites. It’s got a bit of darkness from Joy Division with a techno beat:
True Faith’s catchy tune belies a sad memory:
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I listened to more Joy Division back then, but I listen to more New Order now.
I have to give a shout out to Nik Kershaw because “Wouldn’t it Be Good” was one of my favorite songs. When I felt lost and alone, his lyrics made me feel like someone understood:
“Wouldn’t it be good to be in your shoes
even if it was for just one day
And wouldn’t it be good
if we could wish ourselves away”
Here’s the video:
Honorable Mention: Steve Nicks