On May 3rd, 1982, Modern English released their second studio album After the Snow. The album was released on 4AD records in the UK, and Sire records in the US, and featured three singles: “Life in the Gladhouse”, “Someone’s Calling”, and “I Melt With You”.
Atypical of Modern English’s more punk and avant-garde sound, “I Melt With You” is probably the recognized post-punk song used in advertising—selling cheeseburgers, to M&Ms, but the real irony is that the song is actually about two lovers literally melting together during a nuclear holocaust.
Singer Robbie Grey explains:
“I don’t think many people realized it was about a couple making love as the bomb dropped. As they made love, they become one and melt together.”