Emotive new track gives us all the Christmas feels.
European pop supergroup KEiiNO return this week with the release of their mesmerising new single, A Winter’s Night – a beautifully romantic, stripped back ballad about missing a loved one whilst spending a winter’s night alone.
Written by Keiino, Alexander Olsson and Stein Roger Sordal and produced by Tom Hugo, the highly emotional track serves as a stark contrast to the band’s usual perked-up pop sound, it’s tender, heartfelt lyrics and enchanting melody intertwined to create the perfect Christmas single.
“We like to change our personal playlists when it starts to get cold, the rain whips on the window and the wind howls outside the door. So we wanted to make a song that could give the listener a bit of the same effect as a big, soft blanket.” the band say in a joint statement accompanying the singles release. “At the same time, we wanted to address a theme that is important as we approach Christmas, a time that can evoke memories that make loneliness extra painful.”
Listen to A Winter’s Night below:
“Been a year, or week since I saw you last…”
As the winter nights close in, and people all around the world find themselves encouraged to stay at home and away from loved ones as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic, KEiiNO want to reach out to those who are maybe feeling a little lost and alone this Christmas.
Acknowledging the devastating effects that these kind of global lockdowns can have on a persons mental health, KEiiNO are to donate half of the income from sales of A Winter’s Night to a Norwegian Mental Health Helpline.
Writing a feature story in one of the largest Norwegian newspapers this week, calling for more public funding of mental health issues, having himself been diagnosed with depression earlier this year, KEiiNO frontman Tom Hugo writes in part: “We all need to put on guards and chip in to slow down the spreading of Covid19. But those who need psychological help deserves just as big an effort as those we want to protect from the pandemic. I think society has to be able to afford this.” Read Tom’s full essay here.
If you find yourself struggling and feeling isolated from loved ones this winter, please try to remember that your are not alone, and that there is help out there should you need it. Whatever you’re going through, you can call the Samaritans free anytime, from any phone on 116 123.