Elana Arian | How To Stand In The Rain

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How To Stand In The Rain

by Elana Arian

Highly anticipated new release from multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter Elana Arian. Soulful, intelligent, jazz-inflected folk.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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1. Jessie's Song
4:11 $0.99
2. In Every Moment
3:58 $0.99
3. Here We Go Again
2:46 $0.99
4. Coming Home
3:46 $0.99
5. Still Here
3:03 $0.99
6. Because Of You
3:46 $0.99
7. You Are A Song
4:50 $0.99
8. All Around
4:09 $0.99
9. I Know What You're Doing
2:40 $0.99
10. Sweet Memory
4:00 $0.99
11. Metaphor You
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Album Notes
Multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter Elana Arian has done it again. After three years of extensive touring to promote her debut release FOREWORD, Elana returned to the studio…with a vengeance. She brought with her an impressive cast of musical collaborators: producer Tim Bright (Lisa Loeb, Toshi Reagon), drummer Dan Rieser (Norah Jones), keyboardist John Deley (Dido, the Weepies), and bassist Joe Quigley (Lisa Loeb). The result is HOW TO STAND IN THE RAIN – a stunning new chapter in her burgeoning career as a performing and recording artist. Elana was raised on equal parts Mozart, Mingus, and Mitchell – influences that guided her to study orchestral conducting and violin, jazz guitar, and songwriting at Yale. On HOW TO STAND IN THE RAIN, Elana seamlessly blends the discipline of classical, the freedom of jazz, and the candor of folk music into her own unique style as a singer/songwriter.

Elana continues to pack houses at legendary venues up and down the East Coast, including the Living Room (NYC), the Knitting Factory (NYC), the Bitter End (NYC), the World Café Live (Philadelphia), the Tin Angel (Philadelphia, PA), Club Passim (Cambridge, MA), and the Iron Horse (Northampton, MA). Elana has opened for Catie Curtis, Erin McKeown, Girlyman, David Wilcox, and Edie Carey. HOW TO STAND IN THE RAIN will be in wide distribution by Fontana/Universal Music beginning in late Spring.

Points of interest:

-HOW TO STAND IN THE RAIN was mastered by Scott Hull, the master-mind behind releases by Bob Dylan, the Indigo Girls, Ani DiFranco, John Mayer, Martin Sexton, Nelly Furtado, & Edie Brickel
-In addition to having composed all of the songs on HOW TO STAND IN THE RAIN, Elana wrote all of the string arrangements and plays an impressive range of instruments on the record, including both 6 and 12-string guitars, violin, tenor banjo, viola, mandolin, autoharp & glockenspiel
-Drummer Dan Rieser (of Norah Jones’ Grammy Award Winning COME AWAY WITH ME) plays on HOW TO STAND IN THE RAIN
-John Deley took time away from touring internationally with Dido to play piano, wurlitzer, and C-2 organ on HOW TO STAND IN THE RAIN



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original, lasting, and amazing!
There aren't enough stars to describe Elana Arian's new album! With _How to Stand in the Rain_, Arian once again combines her extraordinary musicality and creativity with masterful technical skills. Then she tops off her beautifully-written songs with perfect arrangements, drawing on the full range of instruments, from drums, keyboards, and strings, to the accordion and glockenspiel. Each song is a masterpiece. The album is unbelievable.

Buy ten copies. Keep two (you'll want this at home and in the car) and give the other eight away.


WOW!! What a great record
Elana is an amazing songwriter and singer and this album shows her range and her mastery of a variety of genres and idioms. Each song is special and I have found myself singing these songs in my head throughout the day. She has also brought together an impressive array of musicians and instruments and has created arrangements that highlight the unique qualities of each song. Overall, this is an album to be treasured. Buy it for yourself and for all of the people you love.