søndag 8. desember 2013

Erik's musical Advent calendar - December 8

Smith & Burrows - "When The Thames Froze"

It's time for another newer Christmas single, the stunning "When The Thames Froze". Smith & Burrows (that's Tom Smith, lead singer of The Editors, and Andy Burrows, ex-drummer of Razorlight and present-day member of We Are Scientists as well as a very talented solo artist) wrote this wonderful song for their Christmas album Funny Looking Angels that was released two years ago. The title "When The Thames Froze" is of course a metaphor for the hard times that seem to have befallen the UK in recent years, but although the song's got lines like "God damn this government, will they ever tell me where the money went?", it ends on a positive note. To my knowledge, it still hasn't popped up on any compilations featuring Boney M's version of "Mary's Boy Child" or Mel & Kim's "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree", but I have played it for the last three Christmas seasons now, and I will keep doing so.

Watch and listen


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