“New Frontier” is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Donald Fagen for his debut studio album, The Nightfly (1982). The song was released as the second single from the album in January 1983 through Warner Bros. Records. The song – set in the early 1960s – centers on teenagers finding romance in an underground fallout shelter. It has been described as equally sarcastic and nostalgic in its lyrics. Musically, the song contains elements of jazz and funk.
The song received acclaim from music critics. Its music video—which combined animation and live-action—was considered an early classic through rotation on MTV. It was less successful on the charts than its predecessor, however, reaching number 70 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US. It performed better in the Netherlands, reaching number 47.
The Nightfly is the first solo album by Steely Dan co-founder Donald Fagen, released in 1982. It was an early example of a fully digital recording in popular music. Although The Nightfly includes a number of production staff and musicians who had played on Steely Dan records, it is Fagen’s first release without longtime collaborator […]
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