I have to admit, feel-good electropop music is not normally something I listen to. A lot of it tends to seem uninspired and forced, without much introspection; I tend to prefer music with more depth and complexity than the average “pop song,” even when my moods swing darker. That having been said, however, Kist – whose chipper synthetic descants are overlaid with a unique vocal style – is a genuine breath of fresh air.
Feathered with optimism, “Rainy Day” is a really just a simple song about taking negativity and trying to make the best of it. Its hopeful lyrics, laced through with the singer’s beautiful and unusual lilt, paint an upbeat picture of wearing a smile as an umbrella. With its positive, danceable beat and bright melody, it is delightful in its candid, buoyant cheerfulness, completely unabashed. It wears its definitions on the surface, and its heart on its sleeve. Some songs will coddle a morose mood – this one prefers to offer its hand and a spot on the dance floor.