Despite its name I consider this week's Tunesday to be a very good summer tune. Actually, on second thoughts this is one that would fit in with any season. Who says the occasional bit of spring or summer rain isn't refreshing, after all?
Taken from Basement Jaxx's emotionally charged fifth studio album Scars, Raindrops is a warm, uplifting song. Vocals are provided by male group member Felix Buxton using the 'Auto-Tune' effect (a kind of audio processor that can alter tone and pitch), which gives the track its unique sound. In the instrumentals can also be heard rock, house and even subtle elements of jazz. All mixed electronically in the fashion that Basement Jaxx are so well known for.
Upon first glance this video may give off warning signs for the more conservative viewer (yes, those are half naked women dancing) but its artistic style is something to be greatly appreciated. Filmed in a kaleidoscope style, it emits nostalgic disco vibes that could make you reminiscent about former decades while also managing to feel distinctly modern. Indeed, if old fashioned disco dancing was still in fashion then this is the kind of tune I'd like to - in fact, no, you don't want to imagine that any more than I do. Just check out the video already!