Today’s Song: Carmody’s “Summer Rain” Drips with Love’s Soulful Sensuality

Carmody © Marlan Henry (@create_often)
Carmody’s smooth, sultry, and slow “Summer Rain” is driven by the beating heart of beautifully vulnerable love.

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If heartbeat driven, lyrically poetic, slow jams are what you crave, then British singer/songwriter (Jess) Carmody has just the right swoon for you. In an interview for Brighton’s Finest at The Great Escape Festival 2018, Carmody spelled out her style:

I bring to the stage, sad songs that you can dance a bit to … happy songs that you can dance to too, and then some sad songs that you can’t dance to at all.

Whether or not you want some dance with your tunes will inform your track choice but, one thing is certain, fast or slow – Carmody will move your soul. After a brief jaunt into the uptempo with her May 2018 release of “Singing Your Love,” Carmody has returned to the smooth, sultry, and slow with “Summer Rain” (released September 2018).

Stream: “Summer Rain” – Carmody


Summer Rain - Carmody

Summer Rain – Carmody

“Summer Rain” is the second single off Carmody’s upcoming EP Catching Blue. Working together with writer/producer Rahm Silverglade, Carmody explained to Wickedd Childd, “I wanted to connect the fleetingness of a warm downpour in the summer, with that feeling you have when you fall in love and you live in your own beautiful bubble together for a while.”

This warm feeling of newborn love is reflected so beautifully with lyrics like:

You leave no room for doubt
A dream inside of me
Free-falling through the clouds
You taste like fantasy
I can hear a song in every sigh
Unspoken melodies
We don’t need to ask or question why
It’s where we want to be

All that delight, gently offset by the palpable balance in the blueish lyrics below, give Carmody’s sweetness just the right salty contrast.

Is this dreamwork,
weaving patterns of light into each day?
We move unhurt
A hope that time could never change
Carmody © Marlan Henry (@create_often)

Carmody © Marlan Henry (@create_often)

Carmody told Wickedd Childd that these slightly doubt filled lyrics represent “the ache that lost love can bring.” Ultimate beauty and pain in the same bite, “Summer Rain” represents the human struggle with falling in love. Filled with equal parts magnetic magic and melancholy, this track is drizzled with the risky reality of vulnerability and finished off with the fulfillment of loves sweet rewards.

It’s true that love is real, full, and sometimes painful. It is also the best part of life. Love songs like “Summer Rain” by empathic artists like Carmody fill the ears, heart and soul with the kind of real and hopeful beats that help keep us moving in the right direction. After all, love is and always will be the most important and valuable human experience. Ever.

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Ilana Kalish was a jazz fed baby, pop-synched child, emo-soaked teenager and indie-rocked coed. Between working at the friendly corner record store, singing in a garage (sometimes with a band) and sitting under trees while writing short fiction, Ilana also got her degrees in modern dance and creative writing from the University of MD in College Park. All of these adventures eventually resulted in www.skiptothis.com where she shares her adventures down the rabbit hole of the musiverse. A self-proclaimed neologista, Ilana is always dancing with words to music, usually while drinking coffee and smirking. As a writer for Atwood Magazine, Ilana hopes to make you smile and nod happily with her whimsy and impeccable (smirk) taste in music.