Speedy Ortiz’s Sadie Dupuis continues her sporadically annual tradition of releasing a Christmas song with “Krampus (In Love),” following 2011’s “Grinchin’” and 2013’s “X Actually.” They’re all what she describes as “depressing xmas song[s],” which are the best kind! This one’s named after Krampus, the sure-to-be cult classic horror film that was released earlier this year. Listen below.
5 hours later i have written & recorded a christmas song. MERRY HOLIDAY THIS IS "KRAMPUS (IN LOVE)" https://t.co/DmAVP559UO
— sadie dupuis (@sad13) December 24, 2015
Here are the lyrics:
Here we go a-wassailing, assaulting what was right. Co-sign on the love of the earth to feel its light. Sign me up for choir if I’m the only lady singing. ‘Cuz all I want is solitude. Gift me reprise from you and you.
Bite down ‘cuz I love her, not because I need a muzzle. Even supervillains plead insanity in love. In the hero years we kissed under the mistletoe we’re missing. Sick of firing first shots on and off? Let’s make a break so we can say next winter we’re in love.
Here we go with sweaters on to save us from our skins. Rather take a cheat for sleep than stay up counting sled marks. Sign me up for stocking stuffed with old memorial gore. All I want is solitude. The next thing that I want is you.
I’m fed up, you better feed me, or best believe I’m going missing. The first star we both see tonight is out of sight, like love. If beauty is a terror, will snow cover the evidence of love as something beautiful?