Christmas Tunes: Walker Burroughs

A new Christmas tune from American Idol alum Walker Burroughs? GOOD HEAVENS! The insanely talented Burroughs is not only blessing us with a Christmas song – it’s an original to boot.

“Christmas Lights” addresses some apparent troubles with a significant other. In its first half, the song seems to be heartbreaking (“When you’re still waiting for the snow to fall / It doesn’t really feel like Christmas at all”) but then takes on a more hopeful mood in the back half. Burroughs sings of how “those Christmas lights keep shining on” in anticipation that his lost love will return and things will be good again.

The song takes a unique spin on the traditional Christmas song. It is ingeniously crafted to showcase the melancholy our subject experiences in the first part, while switching to a brighter tone in the second part. It is quintessential Burroughs and a true joy to listen to.

Have a listen!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.