I’ve always used songs as tools.
Holding On began as a way of singing about unrequited love in my life. Don’t Look Back acted as a warning to anyone interested in romantic involvement with me that I am aware of my superficiality and my (at the time) struggles with commitment. Forever Yours was the musical summation of a realisation I had that sometimes it’s perfectly fine to just be friends with someone you like. I’ve Got What It Takes served as an anthem to keep my spirits up when I was trying to break the music industry and was instead ignored.
So it was that, in late 2013, I needed another pick-me-up for a new set of reasons, so I did what I had done so many times before and wrote a song to help me.
Make It Rain is the pulsing powerhouse of synths and bravado that I needed to remind myself I have the strength to get through things, that the conflict in your life can be harnessed and transformed into a force of power and positivity. The greater the problems that are thrown at you, the greater you’ll be for taking them on and facing the day. Those messages are all over this song.
“I will march with the fire that is building inside, and the world better watch out for me.”
Make It Rain is the next single from Nowhere Left To Hide – my previously-announced album coming out in October. It’s coming out on iTunes and other places tomorrow, but you can buy it on my website right now if you’d like to: Buy Make It Rain for just 50p