The label of ‘One Hit Wonder’ is frequently a double-edged sword for an artist, with the success of one track potentially eclipsing an entire discography. Directly following ‘I Ran (So Far Away)’, A Flock of Seagulls’ fourth single ‘Space Age Love Song’ fell to one such overshadowing – despite being the much stronger song. In true A Flock of Seagulls fashion, the song is lyrically understated, employing just 24 unique words across 4 minutes. Mike Score’s minimalist vocals thus serve only as dressing to the ethereal, dream-like guitar riff, which blends into the echoey synths, creating a gorgeous sound utterly befitting of the title ‘Space Age Love Song’.
‘Space Age Love Song’ was released in 1982 via Jive Records