Issuing a Christmas song as a single from an album slated for a summer 2016 release — a comeback album, no less — is a risky gambit. If you are Swedish quartet Red Sleeping Beauty, why not throw everything you have on your first album in 19 years?
“Merry Christmas, Marie,” a twee bauble of bubbling indie-pop, is evidence enough. A triumphant return draped in analog bells and shaken like a snow globe, “Merry Christmas, Marie” may be your first introduction to Red Sleeping Beauty but it shouldn’t be your last.
Download “Merry Christmas, Marie” below and stay tuned for more details on the forthcoming LP from Red Sleeping Beauty.