Darcy Fox brings a charming warmth and incredible freshness to the festival season with this original Christmas single.
With a knack for pouring her heart out over ear-worm melodies, Melbourne’s Darcy Fox is one of those rare talents that is fearless and unapologetically herself.
While there’s no shortage of Christmas love songs to get you in the holiday spirit this time of year, Fox sets herself apart as both a must on your festive playlist and a need-to-know artist with her original, queer Christmas song, ‘She Loves Christmas Time’, released today on November 25.
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- Melbourne singer-songwriter Darcy Fox is dropping an original, queer Christmas song ‘She Loves Christmas Time’
- The singer-songwriter’s original folk-fueled Christmas song is essential holiday listening.
- It’s out across all streaming platforms from today, check it out by heading here
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Heartfelt and unassailably visceral, this irresistible folk track paints a glowing picture of LGBTQIA+ love during the holidays, written about Fox’s own love story. On the inspiration, Fox says she never expected to add a Christmas song to her repertoire, but after meeting her fiancée, it was inevitable.
“She adores Christmas, and I love anything that makes her that happy. I know that from November 1st, the living room will be taken over by lights, baubles and stars.”
Full of grace, stunningly sweet vocals and delicate, lush sonics, this folky track is subtly festive — there’s no jingle bells, but it’ll make you want to hang lights, wrap gifts all the same and embrace the ones you love most.
Fox sings, “She’s been singing since November / She bought her presents back in June / She’s making this one to remember / It’s not just December / And it’s going by too soon”
Across the near four-minute track, Fox’s talent for warm storytelling shines ever-so-bright and atmospheric keys swell as she looks to her future: “When we have children of our own / I know they’re going to feel the wonder / And it’s thanks to their mother / Who made this house a home”
Equal parts Gretta Ray, Phoebe Bridgers and girl in red, Fox intentionally kept the production simple. The minimalist approach captures emotion through elegant simplicity and looks to the inner beauty of the track, letting the storytelling stand for itself in a signature Fox move.
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Hailing from Gippsland and now residing in Melbourne’s inner north, Darcy has been performing since the age of 15. Carving out a reputation as a songwriter and evocative storyteller in more recent years, Fox achieves well-earned respect and praise – both within the music industry and households across the state – as she explores the facets of living and loving as a queer person.
While the tales are her own, she uses broad enough strokes for the wider LGBTQIA+ community to connect over shared experiences. Musically, her range spans from fury-filled indie-rock to foot-tapping folk-pop, while the lyrics focus circle heartbreak from every angle – sad, angry, remorseful – but never cosy, festive contentment.
“Too many queer stories in the media are tragic. Including most of my own! Holidays can be hard enough for our community – particularly if you have a complex family dynamic. I wanted to show that a happy ending is possible.”
It’s Fox’s second release of the year following “Ashamed”, which is set to feature on her sophomore album, due next year. While “She Loves Christmas Time” might not be on the album, it’s a taste of her hopeful love stories to come.
‘She Loves Christmas Time’ is out now. Stream it here.