Who is Jane Siberry from 'The Crow: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack'?

If you've seen 'The Crow' (1994), you have heard Jane Siberry. You may have heard her eslewhere, too.

k.d. lang & Jane Siberry In Concert
k.d. lang & Jane Siberry In Concert / Chris McKay/GettyImages
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The world of music is jam-packed with different musicians, and Jane Siberry is a musician you may have heard, even without knowing it. Where? One place might be the 1994 superhero film, The Crow, where her song "It Can't Rain All the Time" makes it into the soundtrack, not just of the movie, but to the life of The Crow, or Eric Draven himself (of course, RIP to Brandon Lee).

Given the success of The Crow, which is still fondly remembered as a quintessential "dark" superhero film with a kick-ass soundtrack, it only makes sense for fans to potentially be interested in her music (though, admittedly, her song is not my personal favorite off that album). Still, her song graced the soundtrack, sounding all cheerful after bands like Nine Inch Nails, The Cure, My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, Rage Against the Machine, and even Pantera rocked the house.

So who is Jane Siberry?

Jane Siberry is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician known for her eclectic and innovative music. She was born on October 12, 1955, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Siberry's music spans a variety of genres, including folk, pop, jazz, and electronic. One of her most well-known albums is The Speckless Sky, released in 1985, which contains the Top 40 hit, "One More Colour."

However, she gained more widespread recognition with her 1987 album The Walking, which featured the hit single "Mimi on the Beach." The album showcased her distinctive voice and her ability to experiment with different musical styles. Siberry continued to release albums throughout the 1980s and 1990s, including Bound by the Beauty (1989) and When I Was a Boy (1993). She also created music under the name "Issa" between 2006 and 2009. Her music often explores deep and introspective themes, and her lyrics are known for their poetic and sometimes abstract nature. Over the years, Jane Siberry has collaborated with various artists and has built a dedicated fan base.

Other places you may have heard Jane Siberry before

In addition to "It Can't Rain All the Time" from The Crow, Jane Siberry has been involved in other soundtrack work for film and television. For example, her song "All the Candles in the World" was featured on the Final Destination soundtrack. She also contributed music in some unexpected places, such as the original Baywatch TV series, Care Bears: Journey to Joke-a-Lot, and other TV series like Charmed and Six Feet Under (her song "Calling All Angels" seems to be popular when it comes to soundtracks).

Her career has also been helped by artists like k.d. lang have covering her songs, contributing to her influence in the music industry. Of course, k.d. lang's big hit, "Constant Craving," actually was pretty commonly played on American radio, so some of lang's dedicated American fans possibly heard of Siberry through those covers. Jane Siberry has maintained a unique and distinctive career, often exploring new musical territories and maintaining a level of creative freedom in her work.

There is no word on whether Jane Siberry will contribute to the remake that is still in the works. What we can say is that the film will (apparently) star Bill Skarsgård as The Crow. For many, he proved himself capable of playing compelling characters, such as Pennywise the Clown in It. One hopes it will have a soundtrack and score comparable to the original, in addition to the film itself hopefully being halfway decent. Still, Crow-heads who won't be fans of this remake, or who will find it an atrocity, can always relapse back into this goth-y nostalgic slice of 1990s cinema.

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