I really don’t know where to start with reviewing this track but here goes. Black Rain is the latest single to be taken from one of Robby Valentine’s upcoming albums Bizarro World and if I’m being brutally honest I’m struggling to find a great deal that I like about it.
Black Rain feels like it’s stuck in a time warp from 1985, and not in a good way. It sounds dated, clichéd and like it’s just going through the motions. The whole experience all feels a bit cheesy and Valentine’s vocal comes across as a little lightweight when trying to hammer out that big, grandstand chorus. This dated style may appeal to Valentine’s longstanding fan base but as someone on the outside looking in I really can’t fall in love with it.
Bizarro World is set to be released in the UK on 7th March while the man himself and his band will play 2 separate sets as part of one big show at The Arts Club in Liverpool on the 12th of the same month. The first set will be a showcase of Valentine’s original material from his back catalogue while the second will feature tracks from his ‘Tribute To Queen Show.’
Tickets are available here https://artsclubliverpool.com/event/robby-valentines-bizarre-world-a-tribute-to-queen/