Here Comes the Rain Again
by Mimi McMillan
Annie Lennox of the Eurythmics believes that, “the world is a heartbreaking place, without any question.” Released in 1984, Here Comes the Rain Again by the Eurythmics shows that there is power in accepting that the waves, the darkness, and the rain, will at time come. Emotion is unavoidable, and our efforts to avoid it can only hurt us further.
There is an interesting blend of elements in this song: melancholy, longing, desire for connection. But there is also a glimmer of hope, the sun shining through the rain. Dave Stewart (of the Eurythmics) explains:
“The whole song was about that undecided thing, like ‘here comes the depression,’ or ‘here comes that downward spiral.’ But then it goes, ‘so talk to me like lovers do.’ It’s wandering in and out of the melancholy…and capturing that in kind of oblique statements and sentiments.”
I wanted to create my own version of the Here Comes the Rain Again music video. I hoped to capture what the song feels like, looks like, and means to me, to tell it through the perspective of a teenage girl. The importance of art is that it is interpreted differently by each observer or listener. Parts of Here Comes the Rain Again feel directly related to my life and can be what I need in that moment. It is beautiful how music can help us figure ourselves out by allowing us to interpret it in our own ways.
Watch the original music video here and check out my music video below: