Carla Muller takes her new baby home on a night when Snow Came Falling in her latest single — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Inspired by a storm the night of her daughter’s birth, the folk singer-songwriter’s meditative ballad is a song of gratitude that reminds us to count our blessings this holiday season. Featuring understated guitar, violin, mellow piano, and Muller’s heartfelt vocals, Snow Came Falling is evocative of gazing out the window and enjoying the sight of a winter wonderland:
“On the night I first held you in my arms
A harvest moon rose in the sky
And the frost hung still with bated breath
To hear your first cry
Snow came falling to the ground.”
“I wrote this on the way home from the hospital after Charlotte was born,” Muller recalls of that night, now many years ago. “There was a great storm, which actually snowed us in for a few extra days at Guelph General Hospital. But it was the most peaceful storm I’ve ever seen.”
Everything outside the slowly moving car was white, still, and perfect. “Of course, Tom had a white-knuckle hold on the steering wheel the whole time, but Charlotte and I were cozily tucked in together in the back seat, and the words just came so easily.” So that she wouldn’t lose the song forming in her head, Muller kept singing the song over and over, like a lullaby to her newborn child, so that she could remember it when she got home and be sure to record it for her baby girl.
The song has a universal message as well, especially in the difficult post-pandemic times we’re living through. “How lovely is it to savour that stillness,” Muller says. “It’s been a difficult few years, filled with sadness and uncertainty, but snow keeps falling. Life goes on, and beautiful moments are still ahead.”
Muller is a singer-songwriter from Woolwich, Ont. who has written more than 100 songs, which run the gamut from country to R&B and include a few standards like Christmas music and lullabies. She has been writing since she was a child and has a sharp insight into the emotions and experiences of those around her. She also owns a children’s boutique called Baby Charlotte in Kitchener, Ont. The store will match the proceeds collected for the Food Bank of Waterloo Region up to $5,000.