Margo Rey, John Oates Newest Single 'Let the Rain' to Get Released 8/16
"Let The Rain," the new single from singer/songwriter Margo Rey will be digitally released on the Organica Music Group Record Label on August 16, 2011. "Let The Rain" was co-written by Margo Rey and John Oates. This will be the first release from Rey's forthcoming CD which will feature additional songs written by Rey and Oates. The album was produced by Margo Rey, Michael Blakey and Elton Ahi.
When describing the song, Margo comments: "Let The Rain" is about finding solace in a time of adversity. I have very fond memories of my mother, my sister and I running outside, high heels and all and reveling in a vigorous summer rain shower. I personally always found it funny that even on a warm day, the slightest bit of precipitation would make people scatter and take cover as if they were going to rust or melt like the Wicked Witch in the Wizard Of Oz.
"I have found that the challenging times are the times when I have grown and learned the most about myself and others. The 'rain' is a metaphor for letting these times wash over me and sanctify me and allow me to be in the moment. I am honored that John Oates and I were able to collaborate on this song over pie and coffee in his lovely home and begin a new friendship for years to come."
Adds John Oates: "I didn't know a lot about Margo Rey when we first met, but when she began to sing I knew that there was something very special in her voice and presence. Collaborating with a writer you don't know very well can sometimes be a real crap shoot, but in this case it seemed like it was meant to be. Margo brought a lot to the table with provocative lyric ideas and a sophisticated melodic sense. I think we wrote three songs the first session and of the three, "Let The Rain" really stood out. I love the feminine perspective she brings to the verse imagery, and there was never a doubt that she would deliver vocally when it came time to record. Every time I hear "Let The Rain" I can't get it out of my head for days... that's a very good thing ! By the way, she also plays a mean shaker."