Through The Rain
It kind of has a certain realness to it
- Mariah Carey
Written by Mariah Carey & Lionel Cole
Produced by Mariah Carey, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
4:49 Album Version
3:32 Remix ft Kelly Price & Joe
4:00 Boris & Michi’s Radio Mix
9:16 Full Intention Club Mix
0:00 Full Intention Dub Mix
3:59 Full Intention Radio Mix
4:11 Hex Hector/Mac Quayle Radio Edit
5:51 Hex Hector/Mac Quayle Vocal Mix Edit
4:16 Love 2 Infinity Edit
7:11 Love 2 Infinity Mix
8:10 Maurice Joshua Club Mix
0:00 Maurice Joshua Dub Mix
4:19 Maurice Joshua Radio Edit
4:19 Radio Edit
ABOUT THE SONG
”I've always tried to insert positivity into my songs wherever I can, to inspire other people who go through stuff,” she said of the single's origins. "I mean the stuff they talked about in tabloids and the things that were so overly exaggerated, that's one aspect. I also went through a lot of personal stuff, a lot of family stuff this year. Losing a parent is an intense thing for anybody. It's brought me to another place. “People are going to read into it as, 'This is Mariah and her struggle,' " added Carey, who insisted there will be fun tracks on her album as well. "But the way I try to word it is, 'It's OK once you say I can make it through the rain.' Not just me going, 'I can make it through the rain,' it's me telling people that if you believe you can get through whatever you're going through, you can get to the other side."
MTV News “MARIAH CAREY INSISTS SHE JUST NEEDED SLEEP, TAPS FAMILY HISTORY FOR CLIP” by Shaheem Reid, with additional reporting by John Norris, October 1, 2002
She describes the single "Through The Rain" as "a hopeful message about people going through tough times and having faith and believing that they can get through them.” "With this particular song, it kind of has a certain realness to it that is a little deeper than maybe in the past.”
Yahoo News “Mariah Carey Gets Back On Track” October 3, 2002
"I think 'Through the Rain' is a great way to start the record, because it is emotional and it kind of speaks directly to the questions people might have about the last year of her life," [Jimmy] Jam said. "It's a good idea to get that out of the way and move on to happy, less emotional songs.”
MTV News “TIMBERLAKE, JAY-Z, CAM'RON CONTRIBUTE TO MARIAH CAREY LP” Corey Moss, October 15, 2002
What is your honest opinion of Mariah? How did you feel when you were asked to do a remix for her single? Mariah is an extremely talented vocalist and this is always very important for us when deciding which mixes we should take on. It was more challenging and exciting to do because it was originally a ballad.
What do you think of the Remix? We're very happy with the way it turned out. We were DJ'ing in Bournemouth (England) last Saturday and it went down well. We have also done (under another name) an R&B mix, we don't know if that is getting released.
What do you think of her original version? The original version is really a Ballad so although we loved the song and Mariah's vocal performance, Michael felt that it needed some extra Backing vocals to lift the chorus for a Dance remix. We used two of our artists Shena and Xavier.
RPM/Mariah Connection Interview with Full Intention (DJs), October 22, 2002
“Carey says that at least one song, her new single, ‘Through The Rain,’ deals directly with her ordeal: ‘That was one of the reasons I wrote it. It was not just to inspire me but to inspire other people to get through their problems and their difficult times.”
US Weekly Issue 409 “Back From The Brink,” byJeremy Heligar, December 16, 2002
2002 Released on the Charmbracelet album.