“Rain.” is an atmospheric hip-hop track with glistening production, inspired by Makato Shinkai’s film Weathering with You. The artists Prism and Mike Mags impress with an eclectic flair throughout, meshing soul and hip-hop influences. Pitch-altering vocals initially set a climactic feel, with a delightfully interwoven Navi (Ocarina of Time) sample thereafter. A soulful vocal twist around 01:17 delights, providing sunshine amidst a rainy-day soundscape set with organs. Weathering with You centers around a character with the ability to change the weather; “Rain.” shows a similar charm in seamlessly shifting between rainy-day serenity and bursting, soulful sunshine.
“Rain.” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of January 2021’ Spotify playlist.
The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Hip-Hop.