Memoirs of a Gaijin Playlist

“Tokyo” by Dan Croll

This week’s song is a pleasant electronic tune that I found a couple of months ago. I find that a portion of the chorus of the song is pertinent to the coming week: “No, I’ve never been to Tokyo, never made my inhibitions known.” As one who has never been to Tokyo and one who plays things very close to the chest, this line, especially the part about making inhibitions known, reminds me to remain mindful of myself and how I my appear to those I meet as I settle into Japan in the coming weeks.

I actually found this song as a result of my relationship with my friend Tom, who I met during my time in Guatemala, so the song serves as a nice reminder of a previous travel that was also meaningful to me. I also find the synthesizer bridge of the song to be particularly pleasing, especially as a fanatic of 80s soundtracks and styles of music. If you have the time, I would highly recommend this lesser known gem.

If you would like to listen to this song or any of the other prior Songs of the Week, check out the Spotify Playlist linked above!

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