every day it rains (feat. Marianne Holland)

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Transatlantic Dark Wave trio Johnathan/Christian is pleased to announce the release of their new single, “Every Day it Rains” featuring lead vocals shared jointly by lead singer Christian Granquist and North Wales recording artist Marianne Holland. “Every Day it Rains” is a dark reminder of what we’re all living through in this new world will be launching on all major platforms.

“Every Day it Rains” was an original idea by Johnathan Mooney about a family member waiting for a loved one who never came home from war, however the original idea changed completely with the start of the global pandemic followed by tragic murders that resulted in social unrest and protests.

Of the re-visiting, singer Christian says “I wrote lyrics just coming home from traveling in Europe when the lockdowns started. (At the same time, my stepfather died).”

“I started thinking: who am I if I don´t interact with other people? Who am I without my children, my friends, my wife, my colleagues?

It suddenly reminded me of the play by Jean Paul Sartre, “Huis Clos”, where he admits "L´enfer, c´est les autres" ("Hell, is other people" or maybe conscious minds), but for me this became inverted. Hell is without other people kind of.

Using this metaphor instead, every day it rains, it occurred to me that Sartre probably thought we all had our personal hell.

For some people, there´s no escaping the rain...

This became more and more evident both in terms of the socioeconomic effects of the pandemic, but maybe even more so as the Black Lives Matter movement rolled up before our eyes this summer.”

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released September 7, 2020

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JOHNATHAN|CHRISTIAN Los Angeles, California

Dark Wave Doom from Christian Granquist, & Johnathan Mooney.
Citing influences ranging from The Sisters of Mercy and Joy Division to the electronic pulse of Depeche Mode and the piano of Muse, Johnathan Christian typifies the traditional dark wave sound, but with soaring, epic refrains and dramatic fugues that create a style all their own. ... more

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