Let It Come Down is James Iha's first solo album. It was released in 1998, during which Iha was still with The Smashing Pumpkins, before the release of Adore. AllMusic gave the album four out of five stars, saying "Iha's handful of songwriting contributions to the Pumpkins suggested that he had talent, and he proves it here", and adding that it is "a refreshing little gem that begs for a sequel."
Iha took on a more acoustic country-ish sound reminiscent of the songs he contributed to the Pumpkins, notably shying away from the darker sound of Billy Corgan's songwriting. He had said that the quieter tone of the songs reflected the fact that many of them were written in his hotel rooms during The Smashing Pumpkins tours, and he didn't want to disturb other guests by playing too loudly.
"Be Strong Now" was released as a 4-track single, featuring the bonus studio tracks "Falling", "My Advice" and "Take Care", and as a 2-track promo single where the other track is a 12-second call out hook. Both versions of the "Be Strong Now" single feature the same cover. There is also an extended promo version of the single called "Be Strong Now (With Intro)" lasting 3:35. Additionally, the song "Jealousy" was released as a promo single, without any B-sides.
The album was remastered and re-issued in February 2012 with the three tracks previously released as b-sides added as bonus tracks. In November 2020 the album saw a vinyl reissue in Japan.