audio review : Rain Your Love Down ( song ) … Stevie Wonder

This goes from being a song that’s barely good to something special near the end. That’s when the busy, albeit funky, beat is stripped down to its bare bones; muffled drums, a piano and orchestral synths; to reveal a beautiful chorus.

What was unappreciated until that point is the harmonies and melodies of Stevie Wonder’s background vocals. It’s a throwback to his 1970s heyday and, on a hymn about “God”, damn powerful. I wish the whole song sounded like that.

my rating : 4 of 5


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