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“Everyday is Christmas” Fails to Impress

Sia’s Christmas album is worse than a lump of coal on Christmas morning.

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Maddie Ziegler poses in an advertisment for Sia’s Christmas album “Everyday is Christmas.”

Maddie Ziegler poses in an advertisment for Sia’s Christmas album “Everyday is Christmas.”

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Maddie Ziegler poses in an advertisment for Sia’s Christmas album “Everyday is Christmas.”

Taylor Pitzl, A&E Editor

Sia brought her signature voice to the Christmas season with the release of her new album “Everyday is Christmas,” Nov. 17. This 10-song album failed to hit the mark with obscure lyrics and uncompelling melodies.

Sia usually wows with her unorthodox voice. Her powerful, blank and at times raspy voice brings uniqueness to her songs. With songs such as “Chandelier” and “The Greatest” becoming instant-hits, hopes were high for her Christmas album. However, “Everyday is Christmas” truly disappointed and did not showcase Sia’s potential.

The “Everyday is Christmas” song lyrics are strange and confusing. The song, “Santa is Coming for Us,” fails to conjure up nostalgic images of a jolly old man in a red suit, but rather of a creepy guy coming to bring fear, not excitement. However, the strangeness does not stop there. In “Puppies are Forever” it is hard to discern if Sia wants a puppy for Christmas or not. She asks “will you love ’em when they’re old and slow” but then goes on to say “Found my best friend now at the old dog pound.” The overall effect is a confusing song that does not bring up any feelings of Christmas joy.

“Snowman” is easily the best song on the album, although the lyrics frame it as a love song for a snowman. One can only hope the snowman in the song is a stand-in for a real person. Putting aside the interesting lyrics, Sia’s voice shines in the song and seamlessly matches the smooth and slow melody. The slow song is reminiscent of older classics such as Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas.”

With similar upbeat, fast melodies and beats, all of the songs on “Everyday is Christmas” blend together. It is hard to distinguish one song from another. One of the few slow songs, “Underneath the Christmas Lights” is by far the worst song on the album. The drawn out “oohs” and “laas” are truly painful to listen to. With lyrics such as “Happy presents for the girls who have cried” and “Happiness is ours until we die,” the song is dark and depressing for a Christmas song.

“Everyday is Christmas” is available to stream on Spotify and Apple Music or can be bought from iTunes for $9.99. Sia should stick to producing pop songs because “Everyday is Christmas” does not encapsulate the joy or specialness of the season.

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