Sia gifted fans on Monday (Oct. 30) with “Santa’s Coming for Us,” the first single off her Christmas album, Everyday Is Christmas.
“Santa’s Coming for Us” is a kooky jazz jam offset by Sia’s off-kilter enunciation of the lyrics. The upbeat track plays around with a retro vibe reminiscent of contemporary acts like Nick Waterhouse and Mark Ronson. Her quirky scatting in the chorus becomes the repetitive hook, which gives the song a free jazz flair boxed into the structure of pop.
This updated spin on old school sounds is a fitting approach to a traditional genre like Christmas music -- especially when acts like Hanson, Cheap Trick and Lindsey Stirling are contributing to this year’s Christmas canon.