We were sent ‘RAIN’ by Niki Haris & Donna De Lory to review, and it didn’t disappoint.
As long time Madonna fans we are all very familiar with the two ladies with the beautiful voices that perfectly matched Madonna’s. We all remember the iconic live performances of them together throughout the Who’s That Girl Tour, Blond Ambition Tour, The Girlie Show and the Drowned World Tour.
One of their most memorable performances is without question ‘RAIN’ in The Girlie Show, a stripped down version beautifully and hauntingly performed. Their voices blended so well together that it was pure heaven to listen to, it was also one of the performances that received the best reception. Not only was Madonna vocally totally on point but the ‘duet’ with Niki and Donna only added to it. Pure lush.
Cut to many years later and Niki and Donna have collaborated again, and yes truly something magical happens when they sing together. Their version of ‘RAIN’ is a laid back, harmonious and unforgettable experience. The acoustic version is pure bliss and takes you back to great memories of that tour in 1993, not only that it just reminds you how fresh it still sounds. The Willie Ray Lewis remix makes it more festive and perfect as a summer track (ironic, considered the song is called rain).
They hope to record an EP of covers and never-before-heard originals through a crowdfunding campaign on pledgemusic.
We can only hope it won’t be too long before we get that EP, we totally support Donna and Niki and can’t wait to hear more.
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