It’s beginning to look a lot like heartache for Lora Ryan this December in her new single — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
“This song is for those finding it hard to get into the holiday spirit,” the Canadian electro-popster says of her simmering, bittersweet seasonal offering. “Playing off titles of popular songs, I flipped the narrative of cheery classics, and made December for anyone missing someone they love, but can’t be with during the holidays.”
Following the release of her 2020 debut LP, Reckless, Ryan joined forces once again with longtime producer Adam Royce for the new track. “With a couple of ideas for how the verse and chord progression would go, I knew I needed to take it straight to the studio so Adam could put his magical touch on it,” she recalls. “Get ready to shed a tear at this one.”
Fittingly, December is the latest entry in the Toronto singer-songwriter’s series of so-called #sadgirlsongs — tracks that “tell universal stories” to move audiences emotionally, intellectually, and physically. “There are definitely different sides to my music, just like there are different sides, facets, and stages of life,” Ryan muses. “Life is messy … Sometimes it’s happy. Sometimes it’s sad. Sometimes it’s sexy. Sometimes it’s tragic. It’s a little bit of everything, and can even be more than one thing at once.”
The same could be said of Ryan and her expansive palette of pop and EDM, which boasts soulful R&B-tinged vocals and earworm-worthy melodies. “My music is either sassy, sexy, or sad … But it all adds up to a reflection of me, in a pink, glittered package!”