Wednesday, November 28, 2007

In Love With...

This morning on my way to work, the rain had fallen again after days of sunshine and blue skies, which made me feel refreshed and alive. Strange enough, I've never loved rain so much as I do since living in Australia, it's the thing I sort of 'look forward' to in the summer heat, hoping for some relief.

Rain by Madonna

Speaking of rain, I have a soft spot for songs that talk about rain. There are many good 'rain' songs out there but my most favourite one would be Rain by Madonna. Released in the summer of 1993, Rain tells a story about a person in pain who has recently found love, and how this new love is easing his/her pain. Accompanied with beautiful lyrics, the song featured some interesting vocal work, particularly the over- lapping of verses in the latter part of the song.

Personally, I think Rain is definitely one of Madonna's best. The melody and harmonies are simply gorgeous and the instrumentation is so smooth and calming. The song sort of explodes in the middle only to wind back down again at the end, just like a rainy storm - it's always calmest before and after.

4 comments:

Ryan said...

wait till you get the earthy mineral smell thats when you'll really love the australian rain :) well thats if it happens over on the mainland i know it does down here in taz

Kit said...

i loved that vid of mads too. then there was the performance in the girly show where the song actually found new depths. haven't thought about this song in a while. thanks for reminding me.

savante said...

No argument there! One of my favourite vids ever! Simple yet stylish.

SickoRicko said...

I enjoyed it very much. Thank you.