Meghan Pulles – “10,000 rains (Oma’s song)”


Nashville-based artist Meghan Pulles captures the long road of grief, and resulting perseverance, on the consuming track “10,000 rains (Oma’s song).” A haunting folk-forward direction stirs throughout. Pulles explains: “This is a song about perseverance, and fighting through the storms of life even though they feel impossible at times.”

“‘10,000 rains (Oma’s song)’ is dedicated to my Oma who passed away in May and left behind her love, light and memories that I will forever cherish,” Pulles explains. “She lived and fought to the ripe bold age of 100, and was so amazingly close to God towards the end which was inspiring to me.”

Tender acoustics and quivering vocal emotion conveys a newfound sense of loneliness, waiting “for somebody.” The feelings of loss and isolation — “I pray alone,” — are riveting, expanding cohesively into an uptick in vocal intensity, lamenting “lately it’s just been darkness. I don’t know how to find the light.”

Gentle percussive additions ruminate as multi-layered vocals commiserate on “the long road,” of coping with loss, prompting a necessity for perseverance amidst “10,000 rains.” When it rains, it pours — and the track’s somber yet perseverant qualities linger with capitating appeal throughout. “Bring the rain,” the vocals proclaim, rightfully proud of the storms they endured and a result perseverence that remains like ironclad armor. “10,000 rains (Oma’s song)” is another emotively impactful success from Pulles, impressing previously with the tracks “father, oh father” and “mamma.”

“This song is for all of us who have survived 10,000 rains and still remain. We should all be very proud of the resilience we have faced,” Pulles says.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of September 2023’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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