Christmas isn’t always a happy time.
Mark Hole releases Happy Christmas Little Girl, this acoustic track tells the narrative of a girl suffering from child abuse. Strong in imagery, with quite beautiful vocals, this is an intense and emotionally engaging release. The track was co written with Dom Brown, guitarist for Duran Duran. It is available for free download via soundcloud on December 1st, for one month only.
The release contrasts our traditional idea of Christmas happy families against the story of complete family dysfunction giving a dark irony to the title. Happy Christmas Little Girl begins with a young girl witnessing fighting between her parents; acoustic guitar from Dom Brown is accompanied by Mark’s raw vocals. The collaboration between the two artists came from a chance meeting in a Putney Pub after Mark heard Dom perform with his dad in a local blues band. Dipping between the hook ‘Happy Christmas Little Girl’, the verses each begin with a new scene, progressing in severity.