LISTEN: Aiden James Releases Holiday Tune

Philly singer-songwriter Aiden James joins Kelly,  Mary J., Leona and a handful of other divas belting holiday tunes this year with the release of “Winter in Los Angeles.” James has spent a lot of time performing in L.A. in 2013. The song catches up with him over the yuletide season in that city, where “there is a sort of veneer of the holidays,” he says, explaining his thought process behind writing the dreamy track. “I found [the holidays in L.A.] mirror the dynamic we can have with each other — a disguise to cover someone or something’s true nature with an attractive appearance.”

Unlike some of the aforementioned ladies’ offerings, the song isn’t so gratingly Christmas-specific. It’s more of a wintertime tune that can be enjoyed for months to come. You can purchase the song here, and stream it on Spotify here.

Lyrics:

december snow is not falling…
like daylight savings time is
we’re taking hikes along the canyon
not building snowman hands for holding

winter in los angeles
hark the herald traffic stuck
yea there’s lights of red and green
and you can walk with stars beneath your feet
but smog lays and palms sway
december snow not falling

december snow is not falling
there’s a veneer of good tidings
los(t) feelings for those around us
hurry leave before breakfast

winter in los angeles
hark the herald traffic stuck
yea there’s lights of red and green
and you can walk with stars beneath your feet
but smog lays and palms sway
december snow not falling

winter in los angeles
hark the herald traffic stuck
yea there’s lights of red and green
and you can walk with stars beneath your feet
but smog lays and palms sway
december snow not falling