Throwback: Eurythmics: Here Comes The Rain Again

 

Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart were already successful as the Eurythmics by the time of their third album Touch. They were introduced to the world in 1983 when the single “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” made them famous. “Here Comes The Rain Again” was released the following year and it was another hit in their native England and abroad. The brooding vibe coming from Lennox’s vocals and the suspenseful strings stylishly embodied the gloominess of rain. The duo had mastered the art of music videos with “Sweet Dreams” and “Here Comes The Rain Again” further explored their ability to create lasting visions to accompany their songs. Stewart was one of the video’s directors and he along with Lennox were filmed on the Island Of Hoy in the Orkney Islands. The cloudy cinematography featured Lennox hanging around a cottage and Stewart following her with a camera. They were more than appropriate for the MTV age with their visuals that were enhanced by Lennox’s striking looks. Touch did well in the UK and in the United States and since then has been recognized as one of the best pop albums of the ’80s and beyond as new generations continue to discover the Eurythmics. The duo broke up in the ’90s to pursue solo careers but by the late ’90s, they reunited for their last studio album Peace. There would be no more new music from them again until the single “I’ve Got A Life” was included on their 2005 Ultimate Collection of greatest hits. In 2019, they reunited again to perform for Sting’s 30th We’ll Be Together benefit concert for his Rainforest Foundation Fund. 

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