I LOVE MY UMBRELLA
“It feels as if this rain will never stop” you say, gazing out at a very damp London and feeling rather like one of the kids at the beginning of The Cat in a Hat. But I don’t mind. It is public knowledge that I love the Rain and, if we needed any more proof, Antique Beat are releasing the original version of The Real Tuesday Weld’s “I Love the Rain” – on an umbrella. Yes, you read that right, they are putting out an Ep of the song with brand new music and remixes ON AN UMBRELLA – and it’s totally fabulous. Our US friends may know the song from that very nice Chevrolet ‘Rainy Day’ ad and one of the remixes is by our very swinging friends Bart and Baker – the Parisian Kings of Electro-Swing**. It is toe-tappingly cute.
So forget about Wet, Wet, Wet (I’m sure you’ll be happy to), if you want to be singing – and swinging – in the rain, this is the way to do it. It was partly inspired by Fred Astaire, partly by Paul Newman and Katharine Ross in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. It is ‘a love letter to the clouds’ and a super stylish shelter from the coming storm.. whatever the weather with you.