Back in the 1980s, the rock band Scandal was fronted by Patty Smyth. She left in 1985 (making a return in 2004) and launched a solo career a few years later, going on to receive nominations for a Grammy and an Academy Award. A “greatest hits” compilation was created in 1998, but that’s the last time Smyth released any albums…until now. Just in time for Christmas.
Come On December features Smyth’s takes on classic Christmas songs like “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” “Do You Hear What I Hear” and “Auld Lang Syne”. There are a handful of originals as well, including “Come On December”. According to Smyth:
“The song was written with the memories of my childhood Christmas in mind, the excitement of Christmas coming and to remember what the real gifts are. Trying to remember all our blessings and forget stressing about shopping for shit no one needs. Ha!”
The album raised money through a PledgeMusic campaign for the Headstrong Project which helps veterans recover from PTSD and provides them with free mental health care.