By Staff; Photo by Seth Thomas on March 5, 2013
In 1962, Carole King and Howard Greenfield created "Crying in the Rain"—the emotional anthem chronicling a subtle sulk fest—made famous by the clean-cut country rock duo, The Everly Brothers. A-ha put a grand, New Wave twist on this track in 1990, but thanks to the Brooklyn-based Chapin Sisters, "Crying in the Rain" has retained its sixties two-part harmony and sweet sentiment, now with an inventive feminine twist.
The Chapin Sisters' cover of "Crying in the Rain" is featured as the opening track on their forthcoming tribute album to The Everly Brothers dubbed A Date With the Everly Brothers. As Lily explains in their Kickstarter video, "These sounds just kept pouring out, and it kind of felt like we were going back in time. I just remember being so excited and proud to be part of the resurrection of this music. These guys were the king of two-part harmony, and we're just kind of here to pay homage to them."
Don't be so modest, Chapin Sisters...you may have slicked back your hair and donned blazers and ties to resemble the Everly bros, but this contemporary cover reaks of originality.