Love it or hate it, Christmas music is in season. So before Song of the Day takes a two-week vacay (from Tuesday, December 22nd to Monday January 4th), we’re holding the mistletoe over some yuletide tunes you might’ve overlooked.
Since their 2018 origins, Austin folk outfit Half Dream has typically operated as a four-piece, but it’s no secret that the group’s musical direction has always been under the command of lead vocalist Paige Berry. A self-admitted Christmas song connoisseur (particularly the melancholy sort sung by Joni Mitchell, Nat King Cole, and The Carpenters), Berry wrote her first sad Christmas composition in 2019, tiding her over for what would prove to be a most rancorous year. And not too long after releasing Half Dream’s debut LP Monster of Needing around Halloween, Berry’s gone solo and acoustic for another entry into the festive genre with her pertinent take on Winter isolation amplified by quarantine conditions, “Christmas All Alone”!
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