Rainy Romantics

Rainy days call for pretty songs

The shine of the office lights, sea of clicking keyboard keys and hum of central air make for a mildly cozy office atmosphere on this rainy day in Canada’s capital (I suppose), but I still felt like it called for a little extra something. I sleuthed around to think of what heartwarming little ditty might provide some additional TLC on this otherwise drab morning, and came up with a meaningful song from New York City-based indie rockers The Walkmen.

This 2008 track, which undoubtedly is an all-time favourite of mine, is extremely special in about a million ways. It’s gorgeous, poetically penned and sways like a theme song ballad from an old black-and-white movie. It’s perfect for any time of year in Canada – whether the snow is heavy or it’s a humid summer night – because it will always add that extra twinkly romance to a grey day.

Listen to this contemporary classic and either grab your main squeeze for a slow dance on the front lawn or your best friend for a walk in the rain – because this song, most importantly, celebrates someone wonderful… the Canadian Girl.

Happy Rainy Day, Canadian girls.

Canadian Girl – The Walkmen

“So take my hand/ All the players in the band/ They can always find/ Always find some number that we know.”
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About Jess Huddleston

Jess (@JessHuddles) is the music mama and song savvy nut of in a nutshell. Since she was young, Jess has noticed new acts, harassed people to find out what tune is playing and asked everyone to repeat themselves because she's plugged in. After completing a journalism degree at Carleton University, Jess stepped into the world of communications, music publicity and magazine writing, while still making time each day to share sounds. Although this funny gal also has a strong passion for fashion and all things pop culture, you're most likely to hear her rave that a particular song or album will "change your life." * Bad Habit: Smart Food. * Favourite Food: Avocado everything. * Favourite Restaurant: La Carnita. * Wine of Choice: Merlot. * Favourite Band/Artist(s): The Boss, Ryan Adams, The Walkmen, Band of Horses. * Favourite Song: All Springsteen songs, "Sweet Thing" by Van Morrison, “Bennie and the Jets" by Elton John, "I Go To The Barn" by Band of Horses and "Try a Little Tenderness" by Otis Redding. * Fashion Icon: Emily Weiss. * Favourite Movie: Only You, Forrest Gump, The Departed. * TV series: Breaking Bad or Friends. * Sport: Basketball and Soccer. * Team: Duke... but, realistically, Florida. * Blackberry or Iphone: iPhone. * Favourite Books: The Great Gatsby, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and all Kerouac.

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