LISTEN: Owoso – “Winter Winds” & “Christmas Past”

As I’ve said before, I’m a sucker for Christmas themed music. I will chase just about any musical stick off the porch if it’s related to the holidays, for better or worse. Exhibit A: DMX’s new rendition of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer — a song that is so god damned bad that if I’d heard any other month than December, I’d never purposefully listen to it. But alas, Christmas is upon us, so this piece of shit track hasn’t left my rotation for weeks. Is that stupid? Probably, but don’t tell me how to live my life.

Thankfully, there are plenty of actual good Christmas songs that have been released in 2017, the latest being a pair of tracks that were just released by Owoso via Bandcamp. The first song, titled “Winter Winds” is a piano driven number that is easily reminiscent of classic Ben Folds Five, but with some festive jingle jangling for good measure. The second, “Christmas Past” is a bit more of an experimental folksy tune with all sorts of auxiliary percussion and layered vocals.

Listen to both songs below: