“Everyday Is Christmas” is the debut holiday/Christmas album by Adelaide-born singer songwriter Sia Furler…and it’s an absolute cracker! She has once again collaborated with long-time producer Greg Kurstin (Adele, Foo Fighters) for this project and together have crafted 10 original Christmas-inspired songs. Yep, not a single cover of “Silent Night” or “O Holy Night” can be found on this record.
It’s a very well-balanced album with a combination of upbeat, playful songs (Santa’s Coming For Us, Candy Cane Lane) and slow-burning, melancholic ballads (Snowman, Snowflake). Lyrically, it’s a brilliant melding of using Christmas related imagery as metaphors for dealing with life’s problems (Sunshine) and even the responsibility of caring for a pet well beyond Christmas Day (Puppies Are Forever).
Sia’s quirky sensibilities and croaky, vulnerable vocal style from her previous albums are very much in tact here as she seamlessly straddles between the catchy and the heartfelt. I think that this album will be something I play on high rotation when Christmas comes around every year. A new classic. 9/10