Qarreo | Dancing in the Rain EPK

 

About Qarreo

QARREO is the music duo consisting of Filipino singer/songwriter Amore Be and American drummer/percussionist Joshua “JB” Benson. The word Qarreo means 'courageous' and 'of good cheer' (a.k.a. 'good vibes'). While launching in 2020, overcoming fear has emerged as a natural theme in their songwriting.

Pulling from different influences, their sound is a dynamic blend of both of their musical backgrounds, fusing sounds of rock, blues, electronica, hip hop, dub, and reggae.

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"Dancing in the Rain"


Qarreo's new 2021 single
produced by Jon Cunard & Qarreo

This is our first cover song, originally written by Through The Roots.

The idea to cover it came while working on last year's single, "Let Me Stay", that contains a lyric, "we danced in the rain together..."meaning we pushed through tough times and stayed positive. While discussing the meaning behind it with our co-producer, who was taking it too literal, and thought it was corny before understanding it's poetic meaning, we came upon this Through The Roots classic, "Dancing in the Rain". At first, it was just a funny reference from JB as if to say "look, 'you think this is corny too?" The response was quick: "Yo that arpeggiator is bananas!... I love it!"

When Amore heard it, she related to the lyrics so much and suggested we cover it, especially knowing how much we were vibing over the instrumental —which can't be improved upon, so we did a different rendition. It's a very dub-heavy approach to painting a cloudy picture of the world and all it's heaviness, with Amore's soft, ethereal voice peeking out through the sonically layered rainstorm of an instrumental.

 

Dancing in the Rain Lyrics written by Evan Hawkins:

My feet remain steady
Though this world isn't stable
Voices in my head
And they're asking if I'm able
Some of them may doubt me
Insisting I will fail
But I continue marching down this trail

Clouds up in the sky
Make out shadows of my life
The visions, it transblinding by this darkness in my eyes
I'm about to go in stronger
You must endure the pain
'Cause life's a thunderstorm
I'm just dancing in the rain
I'm just dancing in the rain

And I don't care what they tell me
They try to put me down and repel me
But they can't do anything to stop me
This passion reinforces every single bone inside my body
Cause this is my life
And guaranteed I'm gonna live it
Take out that I'm made of
That's what I'm giving
I'll give it my heart, I'll give it my soul

I'm turning up the heat inside this cold cold world
They might drop me down and drag me through the dirt
Some might go the extra mile just to make it hurt
But I'm on the path to growing stronger
You must endure the pain
'Cause life's a thunderstorm
I'm just dancing in the rain
Well I'm just dancing in the rain
I'm just dancing in the rain
Dancing in the rain

One life to live, one life to love
But if you let the hate count on your life then its tough
This road might be rough but you must endure the pain
'Cause life's a thunderstorm
I'm just dancing in the rain
Well I'm just dancing in the rain

 

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