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Before the Rain
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song by Duran Duran
Released 21 December 2010 (download)
21/22March 2011 (CD version)
Recorded 2010
Genre Pop
Length 4:26 minutes
Label Tape Modern, S-Curve Records
Writer(s) Duran Duran
Producer(s) Mark Ronson
Duran Duran
Duran Duran

"Before the Rain" is a song by Duran Duran, released on the All You Need Is Now album (iTunes download) on 21 December 2010 and on 21/22 March 2011 (CD version).

About the songEdit

The song is from Duran Duran's 13th studio album All You Need Is Now, which began production in February 2010.

Co-produced by Mark Ronson, the track includes Fairlight synthesizer samples, the TR8 rhythm box and powerful lyrics.

Band comments
Simon:
I was desperate to do something baroque. One of my favourite composers is Henry Purcell. I sat in the garden and started writing this, and with it came this story about a man surrounded by these ghosts of guilt. He realises he has to keep moving but they will always come with him.

John:
Roger came up with a fantastic snare part that reminded me of Russia – I see images from Battleship Potemkin when I hear him play it. The overall effect packs a huge emotional punch. Once we started sequencing the album it became clear that this song had to be the final track.

Music videoEdit

The official music video was filmed, edited and directed by Andrew Pearce, a 21 year old Sydney Film School graduate. The video was chosen as the winner from an international competition coordinated by Genero.tv. Pearce won $5000, plus the screening of the clip prior to Duran Duran concerts around the world and the inclusion in a DVD compilation.

Shot on Pearce’s family farm in Australia, keyboardist Nick Rhodes described the work as ‘sublime and heartbreaking’. The video is a mood piece starring Samantha Pearce and Ben Pearce, that depicts a young girls anger towards the uncontrollable fury of mother nature. Credits include special thanks to Les & Belinda Pearce and Hannah Waite.

PersonnelEdit

Duran Duran are:

With:

LyricsEdit

A stormy summer
Is rolling closer
Lighting up this holy smoker
And if this drinking
Could ease the thinking
I toast to my home truth with this glass

All rise you promises broken
Call my lovers by their names
Lost hearts and words that are spoken to the wind
Which blows before the rain

Little pin-pricks
And how my ears bleed
On the bomb ticks that is my heartbeat
In every life-flash
In every car crash
I hear the silence waiting to fall

All rise you promises broken
Call my lovers by their names
Lost hearts and words that are spoken to the wind
Which blows before the rain

For all I carry
Are murdered secrets
The price of my blue star-eyed weakness
And so we travel
And we unravel
Towards the place where all loose ends go

All rise you promises broken
Call my lovers by their names
Lost hearts and words that are spoken to the wind
Which blows before the rain

See alsoEdit

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