Saturday 80s: General Public – Tenderness

General Public’s “Tenderness,” released in 1984, is a quintessential new wave track that encapsulates the band’s infectious energy. Formed by members of The Beat (English Beat), General Public brought a fresh sound to the ’80s music scene. “Tenderness” boasts a danceable rhythm, ska-influenced beats, and the soulful vocals of Dave Wakeling. Lyrically, the song explores themes of love, yearning, and the complexities of human connection. The chorus, with its catchy refrain, became emblematic of the era. “Tenderness” is a perfect example of how General Public successfully merged various musical elements, including pop, ska, and new wave, creating a sound that resonated with a wide audience. The song remains a nostalgic gem, evoking the carefree spirit of the ’80s while maintaining its timeless appeal in the world of upbeat and genre-blending pop.

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