Sunday, 20 November 2016

Manu Chao - Rainin in Paradize

Sunday, time for a classic!

"Rainin in Paradize" is the first single released from MANU CHAOs fourth studio album "La Radiolina". The song was first released on the artist's official website as a free download in June 2007 before it was officially released on July 2 through digital outlets such as iTunes worldwide. It is a large step away from Chao's previous releases and is the first song sung in either English or Spanish since the Próxima Estación: Esperanza album (since Sibérie m'était contéee was a French-only album).

This is a song about war, and it mentions several places that have been through war: Zaire, Congo, Monrovia, Palestina, Baghdad, Fallujah, Jerusalem and Guinea-Bissau.

Three different videos were made for this song. Two were animated and one was live action, with Chao driving through Buenos Aires in the rain.

The first video released for the song was an animated video directed by Wozniak and MANU CHAO. It was released on YouTube by Nacional Records on June 4, 2007. The visuals are much like those of the Sibérie m'était contéee album art.

A second video was released on June 30 on YouTube by Nacional Records. This one is a live action video with MANU CHAO and a three members of La Colifata (named Eduardo, Hugo and Alejandro) driving around Buenos Aires in the rain. One by one, MANU drops the passengers off until he is reunited with them in the end. The film features many images of suffering in the world. It was directed by Emir Kusturica.

A third video was released on June 30 as well on YouTube by Nacional Records. It was directed by 75 Prod and is once again animated.

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Official Manu Chao Web

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