From USA Today:
Gary Allan offers a story of hope in the video for his new single, Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain). And the country singer hopes to use the video, premiering exclusively at USA TODAY, to encourage fans to donate to the Red Cross for victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Allan was supposed to play Atlantic City the weekend the hurricane hit. “Obviously, that got canceled,” he says. “Two weeks later, we shot the video, and it all seemed to make sense.”
Allan wrote Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain) with Matt Warren and Hillary Lindsey, who sings harmony on the track and is part of Allan’s band in the video. “She’s one of the most creative people I’ve ever been around,” Allan says.
The initial idea, though, came from Warren. “He was weedeating and a rock banked off his Weed Eater, hit him in the forehead and he ended up cut,” Allan says. “He said he kept thinking, ‘Every storm runs out of rain,’ so he wrote it down and brought it over.”
Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain) is the first single from Allan’s forthcoming Set You Free album, due next year. The single is one of four tracks Allan produced himself. Mark Wright produced four additional tracks, as did Jay Joyce, known for his work with Eric Church and Little Big Town.
“Instead of doing it all at once, we recorded it over a year and a half,” says Allan, who released his last album, Get Off on the Pain, in 2010. “Doing it in small batches will probably be my new way to cut. When you cut 10 or 12 songs, you end up with a couple of album cuts. But nobody wanted the album cuts; everybody was competing for the single with their songs.”