TRACK OF THE WEEK: Tristen “Crying on Christmas Day”

Every year I’m frustrated by the lack of new Christmas songs and wonder why we always have to listen to the same classics on repeat. I obviously haven’t been paying enough attention all these years, because this week’s playlist is dominated by new holiday jams.

My favorite of these is definitely “Crying on Christmas Day” by the Nashville transplant via Chicago singer-songwriter Tristen. While her newly released fourth studio album Sneaker Waves highlights her sophisticated, synth-laced, ’60s inspired sound, her Christmas offering has a more minimal classic folk sound that would make Joni Mitchell proud.

All proceeds from this song will be donated to Doctors Without Borders, an independent medical humanitarian organization founded in 1971, that delivers life-saving medical care to those affected by war, natural disaster, disease outbreaks, systematic neglect or exclusion, and other crises.

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