It reminds me of all the ‘neds’ techno songs back in second year of school, however it is slightly more ‘highbrow’ with its orchestral strings harmony and ascending arpeggios. The song also manages to pair these classical concepts with ones that I am told are found in ‘Dubstep’ music, something that I can’t say that I have ever listened to. What these concepts are I couldn’t tell you, but maybe it is the more heavy bass that makes it’s way through most of the song. There are also many interesting uses of synth, with slides up semitones and other synth sounds added into the mix. The singing is interesting. It sounds like it has been out through a voice changer to change the pitch and give it a higher sound, something that is often found in this type of music. There are also good harmonies between the voices, which add emphasis at crucial points in the song.
Its difficult to explain songs like this as ‘techno’ music tends to have many different elements to it to make it more exciting and interesting to the drunken hoards of revellers that tend to listen to them in clubs. Songs like ‘When the Rain is Gone’ s main purpose is to excite people and put them into an excited trance where they think anything should be possible and every night out is the best of their lives (increasing drink sales and club entrances) something which this, I believe manages to do. It is complex, but not confusing, meaning that it will take a long time to get boring. I think it is my favourite song of this genre, but what genre that is I have no idea!