The term New Romantic refers to music, fashion, and the general lifestyle that was the ’80s-glamour counterpoint to punk that first emerged at the very end of the ’70s and continued throughout the next decade. The music and aesthetic celebrated beauty, drama, dandified excess, and feminine-looking style. You can hear the heavy eyeliner and melodrama almost as loudly in the synthesizers in these tracks, which are all about creating a whole new weirdo-chic culture in a time dominated by heavy leather jackets.
Hello, you. June’s theme will be LONGING. Unlike more-acute forms of desire like desperation or need, longing is a sweet ache—more pining for something than dying for it. It’s nostalgia, homesickness, boredom, a persistent feeling of lack, dreaming of escape/the future. It’s summer: summer homes & cottages, stuffy summer bedrooms, sun-bleached memories of summers past. The shadow of September that hangs over June. It’s secret hangouts, crushes, unrequited love. Send what you’ve got here, and thanks. ♥
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