Our rainy season has well and truly started. I heard a cover by an Israeli singer, Dikla, of the classic Eurythmics song “Here comes the rain again” last night on radio. It was a great opportunity to introduce our kids to the classic song as well as Dikla’s cover with these two videos:
The imagery in the Eurythmics music video is strange. I can’t quite work out what the symbolism is and the relationship to the lyrics. We just told our kids it was the 80s and artists did strange things back then.
Dikla’s cover has a very distinct sound. I can’t remember where I first saw this video. I have a feeling it was on TV at our local barber while waiting to have my haircut.
I’m pretty sure this music video was shot in Tel Aviv. I’m sure I recognise the street. I like this version of the track and her accent gives it a unique sound.
I wanted to find out more about Dikla and found a profile in Haaretz from 2014 titled “Singer’s Story: Arab Music Roots, TA Street Life” which makes for interesting reading. She has a sound that seems pretty Arabic (at least to me) and the profile explains many of her influences.
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