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'Sunny Came Home' Singer Shawn Colvin Reflects On Her Powerful, Cryptic Song

A folky riff sets the mood: melancholic, but with hints of optimism. If you owned a radio in the ‘90s, you probably know exactly when the words kick in. After a few seconds, Shawn Colvin sweetly croons, “Sunny came home to her favorite room / Sunny sat down in the kitchen.” The song was featured on the singer-songwriter’s fourth album, released in 1996, which earned her a Grammy in 1997.
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