If the last year has shown us anything, it’s that life can be unexpected, and not always in the best of ways. And you know how the saying goes, “when it rains, it pours,” and boy did it feel like it poured a lot. But thankfully, Antonio The Great (ATG) has a song that will surely lift your spirits…by telling you to embrace the rain in “Let It Rain.”
The St. Louis based hip-hop artist, who is also the frontman for the band Discrepancies, teamed up with vocalist Maranda Bellamy to deliver an inspirational track focused on pushing through hardships, learning from your mistakes, keeping an open mind, and moving forward with progress. The swaying instrumental and Maranda’s delicate vocals create a generously soothing atmosphere. And although ATG drops harder-hitting verses, the overall tone of the song is still light and gentle.
He raps about struggling with demons but continuing to count his blessings even when he’s having tough days. He weaves in lyrical wisdom about learning more from failures than successes and growing through pain, even though it hurts. His lessons continue throughout his verses – staying true to who you are, not letting others affect your vision of yourself – I won’t spoil them all for you, but just know that ATG drops some knowledge in his bars. Layering these influential messages with a tender chorus about keeping an open mind from Maranda produces a song that has an effortless flow that will leave your heart with a resounding feeling of comfort and inspiration.
Listen to “Let It Rain” for your dose of heartwarming tunes below.