Standing in the Rain by Belfast singer Michelle Dowd is a sweet smooth jazz, pop music infusion. Her strong soulful voice brings to mind a comparison to English pop band Swing Out Sister.
This track’s 80’s retro vibe and catchy hooks puts a spring in your step and a desire to go dancing. It should be noted that there also contains a tidy guitar solo at the change. Ms. Dowd’s voice suggests the ability to segue nicely between pop, jazz, and neo-soul, and this song is an enjoyable sampling of exactly that.