Let It Rain

Album: Three Sides Of One (2022)
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  • "Is this the end of the world or a new beginning?" King's X frontman Dug Pinnick asks in "Let It Rain," a song that reflects the uncertainty and anxiety of turbulent times.

    "It's just sort of wishful thinking," Pinnick told Songfacts. "The world is full of fear, and especially in the United States, everybody is afraid. God, they're so afraid of each other – to the point of hatred and separation. So, I was thinking water washes things away – washes things clear. So, 'Let it rain and wash away the fear.'"
  • The first single from their album Three Sides Of One, "Let It Rain" was the first new music King's X released since 2008, when they issued their album XV. From 1988-2008 they issued 12 albums, but then took a long break from recording, during which they continued to tour and embarked on various side projects. Making the album felt familiar. Said Pinnick: "To me, the train is rolling, and I'm on it like we've been doing for 43 years. We're just old friends."
  • Explaining how the song came together with his bandmates Ty Tabor (guitar) and Jerry Gaskill (drums), Pinnick said: "I pulled out my 12-string and thought about just a real hard rock song. And when the music came out, I really thought it rocked. When we went into the studio, we took the bass out on the first and second verse – which kind of made the song for me. It stepped the song up a whole lot."

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