Well, it’s the festive season again at the end of the toughest year in my memory. Throughout this year our bands and musicians have been producing some of their best work. I was looking for something suitably festive to post as my Merry Xmas blog when along came Fotoform.
Fotoform hail from Seattle, Washington and have been releasing 80’s and 90’s inspired darkwave since their 2017 self-titled debut. Prior to this they were known as C’est le Mort.
This is the bands first festive track and kicks off in the usual way with the obligatory jingle bells. Then the track unfolds verse by verse. This could be the Xmas song on Stranger Things next season.
The band say the song was “inspired by a patch on a vintage synth we dusted off and written in anticipation of the bittersweet feelings the holidays bring (especially this year), this one comes straight from the heart.”
This song could only have been written in 2020. In a year where we have been forced from our loved ones even though we are so close. Where we have had to isolate, separate, dislocate and extricate ourselves. The heartache and longing is palpable in every note of this song. This should be the Xmas number one the world over.
As if that wasn’t amazing enough, the band will be donating all proceeds through until the end of the year to the University District and West Seattle food banks to help combat food insecurity in their community. A really worthy cause I’m sure you will agree.
So, with Xmas nearly upon us I just wanted to wish all readers of Static Sounds Club a very merry Xmas. I hope you have a wonderful day. Better days for us all are coming soon. I believe that from the bottom of my heart. Thank you all for following the blog in 2020 and helping me get it up and running. I cannot wait to bring you more great music in 2021.
Until then please support Fotoform and the University District and West Seattle food banks by buying the single from Fotoforms Bandcamp page.