Limahl waxes nostalgic for his musical heyday as he releases his first solo single in decades, “1983,” on January 10, 2012.
The former Kajagoogoo frontman presents his new track after a 2011 when the band released their first single as a quintet since 1984 and Limahl co-wrote and produced a well-received holiday song, “London for Christmas.” Limahl’s new “1983” is a collaboration with Norwegian producers/writers Tommy Olsen, Rune Maurtvedt and Stig Antonsen. The four have been working on musical projects together for the past year.
“1983” is an upbeat dance track featuring Limahl musing about the rise of new wave music, its then-state-of-the-art technology, 12-inch singles, cassettes and his former band’s most successful year. Limahl pays tribute to some of the era’s great bands in the lyrics including Duran Duran, Visage and the Human League. As with his work in the 1980s…
About the Author: This is Chris Cordani, host of the "Revenge of the 80s" Radio Show 709pm Fridays (premeireing on March 14th on Q99.1FM). This blog and the show are here so we can relive the decade where New Wave, thin ties and cheap sunglasses were king. The show is also simulcast on wtbq.com.