It's August! Time to crack open a cold one, sit in the sun, bask in the simple joy of a lunch hour spent outside, wear some shorts and yeah, just live in the moment, summer 2017! Maybe the best summer of your life, maybe this year could be the one, maybe you'll finally have the summer you've always dreamed of, maybe you'll take a trip and – ACTUALLY NO sorry not allowed because we have officially entered the final third of the year, time is literally crushing all of us, and people are announcing Christmas albums because the roar of capitalism never stops engulfing our lives, tehe XD.
So yeah basically Sia's confirmed a Christmas album and Gwen Stefani's probably doing one as well.
On Tuesday this week, it was officially announced that Sia had signed to Atlantic Records and, as her first trick, would be releasing a "collection of original holiday songs." And then on the same day, it was suggested that Gwen Stefani might also be releasing a Christmas album due to some new titles to which she's credited as a writer on the publishing website gema.de, including "Christmas Eve," "My Gift Is You," and "You Make It Feel Like Christmas." To be honest, yeah, she's almost definitely doing a Christmas album, isn't she?
But what can we expect from these two seasonal masterpieces? On one hand I feel like Sia's could actually be a surprising, weird, Sufjan Stevens Christmas album-esque thing, but on the other, more realistic hand we are definitely going to get 11 songs of proper fucking yelling, but with jingle bells in the background. Where Gwen's concerned, however, I'm actually quite surprised that this isn't something she's done before (though there have long been rumours that she was planning a holiday record with her partner Blake Shelton) – her bird's coo of a voice and general #cute aesthetic lend themselves particularly well to Christmas kitsch. And honestly now that A Very Gwen Stefani Christmas has been dangled in front of me, a veritable Rudolph's carrot, if we don't get at least one music video where she's wearing a Mrs Claus outfit I'll flip a table.
Anyway I'm sure in a few months' time when they actually come out we'll be referring back to this post and saying "wow where has the time gone???" but for now I'd like you to forget all about this blog and these albums and Christmas as a concept and go back to getting sunburned and drinking warm beers, love you.
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