I’m very happy to write this post today. This week Japan-based nostalgia trio Satellite Young released their new synthy cut, “Modern Romance,” and it’s positively superb. You could even say it’s “totemo yoi.”
The entire vibe of the song matches the unbridled upbeat joviality of previous songs like “Geeky Boyfriend.” BelleMaison Sekine’s and Tele Hideo’s synths, guitars, and kinetic backbeat will most certainly make you move. Leading the pack is vocalist Emi Kusano, singing about how we date nowadays: Tinder swipes. She told me the song is specifically inspired by Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg’s book that shares the name of the song.
Check out the cool video and then head over to Satellite Young’s Bandcamp page and pick up the whole release, which also features an instrumental version and two kick-ass remixes (one of which is inspired by Thriller-era Michael Jackson). While you’re at it, read the Satellite Young interview I did in 2016.