Mr. Rain's Song

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about

This song started it all. It was the first Boy With Strings song ever and starts the Spaces Between Memories story. We built the song from a violin loop that the violinist Tommi had recorded. The beat in the end was inspired by Björk. I think there was a sense of anticipation of something new in the sound and I asked Saara to write the lyrics accordingly. I love the playfulness and the children’s book-like character names that she wrote in it.

lyrics

Mr. Rain's Song

Hidden well from Mr. Winter
hiding under Mr. Grey
I can feel a current running
growing strength with every day

Mr. Spring is feeling restless
playing chess with Mr. Ice
Mr. Storm will send me high with
Mr. Thunder's wild device

Running faster, running closer
drawing nearer and nearer
Waters falling, rivers flowing
growing clearer and clearer

People squeezing into bus stops
seeking shelter, how in vain!
Even those with their umbrellas
can't escape from Mr. Rain!

Running faster, running closer
drawing nearer and nearer
Waters falling, rivers flowing
growing clearer and clearer

credits

from Spaces Between Memories, released May 8, 2015
Composed and arranged by Ville Laaksonen & Tommi Asplund
Lyrics by Saara Honkanen

All voices and instruments by Ville Laaksonen
except violin by Tommi Asplund
additional drum programming by Eric Renwart

Recorded by Joonas Outakoski & Ville Laaksonen
Mixed by Eric Renwart
Mastered by Svante Forsbäck

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Boy With Strings Helsinki, Finland

Born in Helsinki, the northern capital of cold and cool, Boy With Strings is the musical alter ego of Ville Laaksonen. His powerful and emotional vocals are combined with looped violins, string orchestra, subtle beats and warm ambient synths. His story is a musical fantasy written in the form of ear-catching pop songs, chasing after moments that were not, spaces between memories. ... more

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