Top 10 of 2017: #9 Japanese Breakfest - Till Death 

#9 Japanese Breakfast - Till Death

I’m not sure what it is about this song that works for me. It sounds so much like a mid-80s ballad, but it’s lyrics move it into something that could only exist in 2017, talking about PTSD, the Trump presidency, all morphing into a love song.

“Till Death” didn’t work for me the first time I heard it. But somewhere in the second or third time, I just got entranced by the key change and the dreamy vocals in the final chorus. It’s a beautiful little song.