Even though I wasn’t alive for most of the 80s it’s got to be my favorite decade. Maybe it’s because 80s pop-culture makes me nostalgic for being a kid again. Or maybe it’s because, looking back now, everything is just so goofy and charming; I can’t help but smile. But honestly, all that awesome weirdness aside, the 80s actually did produce some great music. From sappy love ballads to synthpop dancy feel-good jams; the music in the 80s was not lacking in real emotion.
This whole series started one night when I was doodling in my sketchbook, listening to my Huey Lewis and the News radio station. I came to the realization that the page I was working on actually represented the song playing pretty well. After I finished up that piece, I kept going and going…. I tried to think about the intended emotion, the lyrics, and what the song means to me, personally.
I hope that you’ll listen to these songs and think about my interpretations. But also, I hope that you’ll sit and listen to a great 80s playlist and think about what the songs look like to you. It’s fun. I promise!
Stay tuned… more to come!