Madison Olds enjoys some me time at the holidays with her new single Christmas At Home — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Boasting a Jason Mraz and Ingrid Michaelson vibe, Christmas at Home is the perfect holiday duet for sipping your hot toddy by the fire. Vancouver singer-songwriter Madison Olds and American alt-pop trio Nearly York team up to bring this charmingly playful acoustic pop cut that epitomizes the joy that can be found by hiding out at home avoiding the crowds and holiday chaos — at least until the family arrives.
“The song wasn’t originally about being stuck at home,” Olds reveals. “It was going to be a more classic angle before Lucas (Gienow of Nearly York) joked that sometimes, being amid the holiday chaos and trying to meet family expectations is very overwhelming, and there is peace and yuletide glee to be found in those quiet moments alone.
“This song was also born out of the idea that sometimes we forget we don’t all live those perfect Hallmark Movie Christmas moments, and that many people share Christmases with multiple families, or experience one alone, or endure complicated scenarios. It kind of also represents the thoughts from two different families and how they experience Christmas.”
Olds has become a mainstay in the Canadian music industry, rising rapidly with her infectious songwriting and performances. Her debut EP Drowning In My Thoughts dropped this summer and contained the hit single Best Part of Me, which hit Billboard’s Emerging Canadian Artists chart.
The songstress has earned her way to the opening slots for stars like Kacey Musgraves, Willie Nelson, Scott Helms. She wrote Moments in the Mountains for the 2018 BC Winter Games in Kamloops. The followup Thank You landed on the Hot AC charts in Canada, rewarding her with Top 10 accolades.