AFTER THE RAIN – CLICK THE RED BUTTON FOR FULL LENGTH VIDEO
ABOUT THE SONG…
To say it’s been a crazy year is an understatement, I didn’t start the year thinking I’d be living through a pandemic and you probably didn’t either!
…but along with all the crazy, there’s been a lot of kindness too.
I’m a songwriter, singing teacher and filmmaker, my name’s Darryl Moulton and I just happened to have written and produced a song called “After the Rain” some time before COVID-19 was on anyone’s radar. The song was originally written about coming to terms with – and even finding a silver lining through – really tough times.
Around the start of April, 2020, the song became a bit of an earworm and after a while, I realised the situation we found ourselves in, both locally and globally, was quickly turning into one of those tough times. Maybe the song wriggled its way in as a way of self-medicating, I’ve spent a lifetime turning to song-writing as a way of processing what comes my way.
I decided to document my own and other people’s experiences of living in Melbourne during its 110 day, stage 4 lockdown – and more recently, the reopening. I saw that others were sharing their experiences via vlogs and as I began to put a few clips together, I started to see a kind-of documentary take-shape. I’m incredibly grateful to all the people who’ve allowed me to use their content, it wouldn’t have been the same without you! (find your name in the credits)
Condolences to those who’ve lost family members to COVID-19, to those who are still struggling with the long-term symptoms we’ve been hearing about, I sincerely hope you get well soon – and to individuals and families who’ve suffered the strain and loneliness of isolation and physical distance from loved ones, I hope you’re healing.
To the people of NSW, you can do this!
I’d like to take a moment to acknowledge my friends and family in the UK and the US – and in other parts of the world where the virus is still afflicting many every day.
I can’t offer much on the front lines, but I hope this little song and video will lift a few spirits as we move into 2021.
Here’s to 2021 being a year of big love and light – and rainbows too of course!
Stay safe everyone.
Darryl John Moulton
MASSIVE THANKS TO…
Producer / selected content creator
Four4ty Recording Studios
Tracking and mixing
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My lovely Mum in her garden in the UK with her NHS rainbow drawing