Listen: Brandy Clark Reflects on Lost Love In Heartfelt New Track “My Favorite Christmas”

Brandy Clark taps into the bittersweet feeling of nostalgia in her new holiday-themed track “My Favorite Christmas.” Released today (October 27), the co-write with longtime friend and collaborator Shane McAnally looks back on a past relationship with gratitude rather than bitterness.

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Known for her brilliance as a thoughtful and sincere storyteller, Clark again proves her talents on this sweeping tune. As she looks back on tender moments shared with a former love during the winter season, the complicated mix of joy and heartbreak old memories can excavate. Producer Jordan Brooke Hamlin helps mold a timeless, layered soundscape that perfectly accompanies Clark’s sparkling, raw vocals.

Where you are this Christmas Eve night
I hope yours is white and not blue
I drifted so far
But isn’t that life?
Guess some wishes aren’t meant to come true
Still, my favorite Christmas was you

“I love a classic Christmas song,” Clark shared in a statement. “That’s what Shane McAnally and I were trying to write when we wrote ‘My Favorite Christmas.’ I hope it conveys that melancholy feeling that we can feel when we are missing someone around the holidays.”

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To coincide with the release, Clark has also shared her take on the holiday classic “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” Earlier this month, the acclaimed singer/songwriter dropped a powerful music for “Dear Insecurity,” featuring Brandi Carlile. The track is Clark’s latest single from her fourth self-titled studio record, which Carlile produced.

[RELATED: Brandy Clark Faces Self-Doubt In New Video for Brandi Carlile Collaboration “Dear Insecurity”]

Clark is currently wrapping up the final leg of her 2023 headlining tour, which included her first headlining show at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium earlier this week. She’ll perform a stretch of dates along the West Coast, which wraps up with a sold-out show in West Hollywood, California, on November 4. You can find additional information on the tour dates by visiting Brandy Clark’s official website.

Listen to “My Favorite Christmas” below:

Photo by Victoria Stevens, Courtesy of Sacks & Co.

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