The song was released on January 12 1984 as the third single from their third studio album, “Touch”. “Here Comes The Rain Again” was written by band members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart, and it became one of their biggest hits, reaching the top ten in multiple countries, including #4 in the United States, and #8 in the UK.
The music video for “Here Comes the Rain Again” (directed by Stewart, Jonathan Gershfield and Jon Roseman) is also noteworthy, featuring Lennox and Stewart in a surreal, dreamlike landscape that reflects the song’s themes of separation and loss. The video opens with a passing aerial shot of the Old Man of Hoy on the Island of Hoy in the Orkney Islands, an archipelago in the Northern Isles of Scotland, situated off the north coast of the Great Britain.
The song’s lyrics describe the feeling of emotional distance between two lovers, with the rain serving as a metaphor for the sadness and sense of isolation that comes with a failing relationship. Lennox’s powerful and emotive vocals add to the song’s melancholy tone, while the dreamy, synth-heavy instrumentation helps to create a sense of wistful nostalgia.
Overall, “Here Comes the Rain Again” is a beautifully crafted pop song that showcases Eurythmics’ talents as songwriters and performers. Its haunting melody and evocative lyrics have helped it endure as one of the band’s most beloved and iconic songs.