If you love the 80s and you love Christmas music, then Come on December is for you. Okay, it's not very 80s but its artist, Patty Smyth is and this album is terrific. I put my Christmas tree up and decorated my home with Come on December in replay!
After helping define the 1980s new wave aesthetic with her band Scandal, singer-songwriter and performer, Patty Smyth, continued her triumphant run throughout the 1990s, writing and performing chart-topping and award-winning singles. But since 1999's greatest hits package, Patty hasn't issued any albums. Just in time for the holiday season, Patty is gifting her fans with her first release in 16 years.
The album puts Patty's signature pristine and emotive vocals front and center within this cozy, elegant, acoustic pop-rock collection of cherished standards and spirited originals. Patty's eloquent, signature sense of phrasing and melody make this album both a holiday classic and unmistakably a Patty Smyth record. On Come On December, she sings defining modern versions of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," "The Christmas Song," "Do You Hear What I Hear," and "Auld Lang Syne." Her newly minted originals, "Come On December," "Walk With Me" and "Broken" exquisitely conjure up feelings of instant nostalgia and heartwarming emotionality brought on by the cherished canon of holiday music. In conjunction with the album, Patty launched a PledgeMusic campaign that ran from Friday, Oct. 23rd thru Thursday, November 19th. One hundred percent of the money from the campaign benefitted Headstrong Project, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide cost-free, stigma-free, and bureaucracy-free mental healthcare to post-911, and Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans. Come On December is available on Patty's online store and digital stores (via Tunecore).
You can also get your copy on Amazon. Just click the link below. (Buy 2, one to keep, one to give!)