Published Dec 18, 2013Christmas is supposed to be a time for joy, but apparently Toronto songwriter LUKA — a.k.a. Luke Kuplowsky from Broken Bricks — didn't get the memo, since his seasonal tune "Forget the Birth, Let's Skip to the Faith" is a melancholic affair.
The tune is a soft folk number consisting of gentle acoustic plucking and soft crooning. The whole thing is overlaid with droning organic textures.
A press release describes it like this: "Recorded with friends from local psych-rock group Seraphic Lights, the song captures a father at a pageant play expressing his anxiety over his son's role as the baby Jesus. Enveloping parental fears of responsibility, religion and guilt, the song poses the question: does not every father fear his son's immanent crucifixion?"