Today’s song is “This Christmas” by Cimo Fränkel. The LA-based artist has put out song this holiday season.
Cimo Fränkel was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, where he grew up around his father, a funk musician who would invite Cimo to join him in the studio and enlighten him on the DIY ethos of funk culture. At age fifteen, Cimo would explore music production and collaborate with other young and passionate Dutch musicians. The musician has cited the works of Michael Jackson and Huey Lewis as highly inspirational to the artist he is today. His own sound contains elements of The Weeknd, Billie Eilish, Frank Ocean and Tate McRae.
Decorating the ends of pretty vocal lines with ornamental vibrato, Cimo Fränkel delivers ‘This Christmas’ with heart. A soulful alternative to the usual jolly jingle, the record captures the longing that accompanies missing a loved one during the festive season. Candidly, Cimo shares his emotions over a backdrop of bells before tying a bow on the heartfelt record.
Sharing an alternative perspective on the festive season, Cimo Fränkel says: “My single ‘This Christmas’ is a song of comfort for people who are possibly hurting more than they are celebrating this special time of the year.”