Russian-Canadian rock ’n’ roll artist ‘Paul Cafcae’ continues to charm music lovers through his authentic, joyful connection with American rock and roll music. On December 10, 2021 he releases yet another masterful throwback to the cheerful sound of the early 60s: this time it’s a holiday single “Every Day is Christmas,” which might make you think that it was produced by Phil Spector himself. Discover that wonderful song the December 25th in Formula Indie
Inspired by the famous “wall of sound” and created by the Toronto-based producer Christian Anderson, this single is a real contender for the top of a holiday playlist! The song is led by Paul Cafcae’s guitar throwbacks to rockabilly classics such as “Jingle Bell Rock;” it features a rich and craftful drum groove by Riley O’Connor, which is rounded by a driving, hip-swaying bass line from Ethan Tilbury, and flared with the exceptional saxophone performance by the Canadian Maple Blues Awards nominee Alison Young herself!
But what makes this song stand out from all the other Christmas songs, is the storyline. Contrary to the plots of the traditional Christmas tunes, “Every Day is Christmas” aims to support those who don’t conform to the traditional “family” spirit of Christmas, and instead encourages the listeners to celebrate introspection and personal happiness of a single person.
“We are always being told that we have to spend these types of holidays with a special someone,’ Paul says. “And it feels like it’s not inclusive of people who are happily single. Seeing all the ‘happy family’ ads and posters especially during holidays can feel like societal pressure to be happy in a specific way. I don’t think so. It’s a shame that we don’t have more songs that tell us that it’s OK to be in a relationship with yourself.”
For the past couple of decades, the radio stations and department stores continued to play the same established set of Christmas songs. Cafcae’s new single “Every Day is Christmas” definitely offers a breath of fresh air and hopefully will draw broader audiences to the new, more inclusive holiday playlists.