Bryson Tiller released his holiday album, A Different Christmas, on November 19th. Tiller hits on the classics like “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” and “Winter Wonderland,” but “Lonely Christmas” is his standout track. Featuring Justin Bieber and Poo Bear, the single is a lamenting take on the holiday season – and somehow is at the top of our Christmas playlists.
Before we get into my next album, i wanted to share another special project i worked on for you guys. This one was really fun to make. Inspired by Bieber, Ariana, and by one of my loneliest holiday seasons ever.. “A Different Christmas” releases everywhere next Friday, Nov. 19th. pic.twitter.com/KLi8abcOhC
— tiller (@brysontiller) November 10, 2021
You Need “Lonely Christmas” in Your Playlist
“Lonely Christmas” is a stripped-back ballad, showcasing the vocal complexities of Tiller, Bieber, and Poo Bear. Justin sings the opening verse of the song, recalling his past holiday experiences. He croons, “Reminiscin’ on your milk and cookies / I’m missing you and me.” To Tiller and his crew, the Christmas season is nothing to look forward to after a break up. This single needs to be part of your holiday playlist, as well as your breakup playlist.
Tiller displays his vocal range throughout the track, but his falsettos are outstanding. As he croons about having a “lonely broken-hearted Christmas,” listeners swoon over his effortless vocals. Poo Bear’s feature on the track is one to take note of, as he is a regular collaborator and friend of Justin Bieber. His accompanying vocals and end verse complete the single and make it a new Christmas classic for the heartbroken.
A Classic Music Video
The “Lonely Christmas” music video was also released on November 19th. It sees Bryson Tiller, Justin Bieber, and Poo Bear as claymation characters in a lonely Christmas town. The music video and its animation style resemble all the holiday classic movies. Bright Christmas lights, decorated cactuses, and lonely puns fill the video and make for an interesting watch.
If you’re looking for new songs to add to your holiday playlist, look no further. “Lonely Christmas” is an anti-jolly banger, especially if you dread the holiday season. For more holiday tracks, be sure to check back to Music Daily!