Album of the Day
A Day Without Rain
Enya's first album of the new millennium was A DAY WITHOUT RAIN, whose instrumental title track was inspired by the heavy precipitation in Ireland, where the collection was recorded. As on previous releases, the singer-songwriter collaborated with the husband-and-wife team of Nicky and Roma Ryan, who handled production and lyricist duties, respectively. Featuring pared-down arrangements highlighting Enya's vocals, the 2000 set includes such enchanting tracks as “Wild Child,” “Fallen Embers” and “One by One.” By far the most famous song on the Best New Age Album Grammy winner is “Only Time,” whose extensive use in media coverage of the September 11 attacks pushed the single into the Top 10 (more recently, it's found a resurgence on TikTok, where it's been mashed up with Ying Yang Twins' “Salt Shaker” in more than 100,000 creates). The 7× Platinum A DAY WITHOUT RAIN stands as the most successful album in Enya's career.