Christmas is – in the US anyway – a frenetic bumping fussy consumeristic rush. So Yeah, good stuff for a song?
This one started life – back in July 2021 – as a Talking Heads/Devo-esque bumping, frenzied bass line. I filled it in with everything but lyrics, knowing at the time that I didn’t have the right stuff to complete it. Fast-forward to September. I’m thinking about doing a Christmas song, and BOOM.
The lyrics came entirely too easy. And though this description suggests a jaded tone and pessimistic conclusion, the opposite is true – The ending drives home the other meaning of “rush”, which – in this case – comes about when you’re around family and friends.
And it hit the streets the day after Thanksgiving. Black Friday – Can you think of a better day of the year?