Let It Snow!

Cosmo Hirsch in the snow
As you know if you happen to read my blog or live with me, I love holiday music.  And by "holiday," I mean "songs that are mostly relevant during December."  So I decided it was finally time to add my own voice (literally) to the canon, and contribute a holiday song of my own.  For my first one, I went with a cover of one of my favorite winter-themed songs, "Let It Snow" by lyricist Sammy Cahn and composer Jule Styne.

I love this song because it's really just about a guy trying to get busy with his special lady while the snow comes down outside.  It's playful, without getting into "Baby, It's Cold Outside"-style creepy coercion tactics.

I set out to record a normal, traditional, non-roboty version.  I wasn't going to put in any weird drum breaks or electronic noises or 80s hip-hop beats or anything.  I wasn't even going to throw in teases of 2 other holiday songs.  I swear.  I really wasn't.  But apparently, I gotta be me.  So instead of playing by the rules I had set down for myself when I started, I let myself have fun, and I'm really happy with the result.  I hope you like it, too.

PS  Big thanks to Amanda for listening to this ~100 times and giving me some great feedback.  Never underestimate the usefulness of a good editor.


Lori said...

Oh dang. I always loved "baby it's cold outside"; guess I never really listened to the lyrics. Turns out that guy's kind of a dick.

Nice work on this one!

Jordan Hirsch said...

Thanks, Lori! And yeah, "Baby It's Cold Outside" gets creepier every time I hear it, even though it's still a great song. Check out Tom Jones's version for a particularly lecherous take (Track 6 on last year's playlist: http://wiredformusic.blogspot.com/2009/12/more-holiday-music-that-doesnt-suck.html).

Anonymous said...

hi,Let it snow, Let it snow

Come to me, come back to me
Let it snow, Let it snow
I go back to sleep again, I wait for you in my dreams read full