This month, I’m taking a break from my regular ‘Hear This’ playlist which is normally made up of newer songs that I’ve just recently discovered, and that I want you to have the chance to discover too. And while there is a lot of great new music out this month…I just haven’t been able to escape the rain. And it got me thinking about “April showers.’
After a very cursory stroll around the internet, I read that the original proverb was: “March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers,” but was later shortened to the more familiar “April showers bring May flowers.” So everything on this month’s playlist has “rain” in the lyrics and most have “rain” in the title. Apparently, we love to write about rain almost as much as we love to write about love. It’s one of those lyrical tropes that’s cliche, but it’s so accurate we continue to use it. Myself included. In fact we love writing about rain so much, that one of these songs is actually about songs about rain: Gary Allen’s “Songs About Rain.”
Another song on this list is one I’ve actually cut myself, though it was never released. It’s Gabe Dixon’s “Even The Rain”–which he wrote with Tia Sillers.
As some of you may know because of my cancelled Tin Pan South show this week, I’ve been really sick with the flu which I got while at the ACMs. Thanks VEGAS! So pulling this little post together is the first time I’ve sat upright in a while. So that’s all I’ve got for you, and I promise to bring you a bunch of new favorites for May, but until then: BRING ON THE RAIN.