Here Comes The Sun

JoAnne Artman Gallery
Apr 17, 2020 9:37PM

In this time of crisis and isolation, the role of art becomes increasingly more central to our lives. Streaming movies, shows, music, and viewing art digitally connects us to the foreign, the unusual and the impossible – but in our current context, it also connects us to a world where anything is possible. Often heard playing at both our Laguna Beach and New York gallery locations, The Beatles have a long and storied history of uniting the people of the world with their lyrics. Here Comes The Sun is not only a classic favorite, but also a fitting metaphor about forgetting the cold, dark past and looking towards the new promises of brighter days ahead.

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Dark Blue Sky with Yellow Moon Blob Painting, .
JoAnne Artman Gallery

The imagery of the sun in the song represents not only brighter, happier days, and a symbol of “the good” amidst strife; it also represents the coming of a new beginning, a new chance, and something to look forward to. Alluding to past sorrow, the song goes “Little darling/ The smiles returning to the faces/ Little darling/ It seems like years since it's been here.” Resonating deeply, the lyrics speak to a return of normalcy and happiness, as well as the ability to reflect back on the past and smile.

Continuing on to the verse, “I feel that ice is slowly melting/ Little darling/ It feels like years since it's been clear/ Here comes the sun/ Here comes the sun/ And I say, it's all right,” the lyrics address the idea that although there are a lot of frustrations in life, there is still hope to overcome the challenges. In this case, the hope is the sun, and it makes people feel “all right” when they see its return. Similarly, the ice melting illustrates hardships disappearing and a continuation of life with a sense of what truly matters.

In a recent interview with Howard Stern, Paul McCartney reiterated the importance of unity and hope in the face of adversity. “I’m from the generation that had just come out of World War II … and the spirit that they showed, you know, this kind of, ‘We’ll get on with it, we’ll do whatever’s necessary, we’ll all pull together, and we’ll try and stay happy,’” he said. “That spirit is kind of what they needed and it’s what we need now … That’s what we’re seeing now, a lot of people pulling together. In a way, it’s a great thing because if we don’t, we’re finished.”

While we wait for the sun (and it is coming!) JoAnne Artman Gallery is here for you and reachable by phone at 949-510-5481 and by email at [email protected]

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