Glasgow-based firefighter and musician Dale is out with an indie-folk charity single that reminds listeners that Christmas is not the most wonderful time of the year for everyone. In this song, aptly titled ‘Lucifer’s Christmas,’ the singer-songwriter shares an unfamiliar perspective on the holidays that most of us don’t even realize exists. Dale explores Lucifer’s holiday journey in his own special way with melancholic tunes and hard-hitting, yet playful lyrics that make you feel thankful for the little joys of the holidays.
The track begins with an organ and a few melodic bells that introduce Dale’s raw vocals over a lively acoustic guitar progression. Right from the start, there’s a contrast between Dale’s singing and the instrumentation – an interesting blend of sad lyrics and happy chords. – “My name is Lucifer and Christmas is my least favourite time of year / Cause there’s no reindeer there’s no snow / There’s no kisses under mistletoe / There’s just me eating my dinner on my own / And no one shares Christmas dinner with a sinner”.
As the track progresses, soft strings play with subtle synth fillers and further enhance the stereo space. It’s the tone of the ringing bells that makes the song very Christmassy, though it’s more about the darker side of the holidays. Dale’s natural and conversational voice lends his singing a more intimate feel and strengthens its impact. The track also features an emotive bridge section where he sings about his hopes and desires for Christmas day; a pleasant change in pace. ‘Lucifer’s Christmas’ ends on a high note with a familiar instrumental riff and a few strong drum hits. A masterfully written track with a lot of feel.
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