For an emotional holiday where many of us can’t see our families and loved ones, the classic carols that echo in the grocery store may bring more bitterness than joy. Half Dream brings us a more heartfelt (and relatable) Christmas song with “Christmas All Alone.” The song has a melancholic tint, but the stripped down arrangement also features crooning vocals and dreamy keys that set up a warm, cozy atmosphere. Give it a listen while you sip some hot cocoa by the fire and be transported off to your own winter wonderland during this weird holiday season.
Listen if you like: Sharon Van Etten, Big Thief, Wye Oak
Review by Sarah Ronan