Welcome back to the countdown!!!
How apropos to have a vintage caroler image in a music post!!! I love her sweet face!!!
On day 7 of the countdown I shared a “new” original Christmas song performed by a male vocalist. Today I want to share one by a female singer. Not just in the interest of equality, but because her song is just stunning. It is beautiful, evocative, haunting and heartbreaking. Oh, and stunning. Did I mention that already?
The song is clearly about a lost love but it is not made clear whether that is due to a break up or a death. However, given lyrics like “When silence gets too hard to handle and the night too long” added to the slow tempo, the solo piano & vocal arrangement and I believe it is about someone who is gone. To be clear, songs that hurt my heart are not really what I want at Christmastime. Life has already made the season bittersweet all on its own for many of us. But art is pain and this is art at its very best-so beautiful that it hurts but it also hurts because it is so beautiful. At least that is how this song makes me feel. And that is why I believe it ts too gorgeous not to share.
Sarah McLachlan: “Wintersong” (2006, written by Sarah McLachlan).
I do not own the rights to anything. I am just sharing some things that I love with you 🙂
What are some of your favorite Christmas songs?
Until next time, happy listening!!!