Forgotten Garden are an alternative rock duo from Inverness, Scotland who first grabbed my attention over the summer with their captivating story Jessica. Fast forward to a different season, but their music remains just as haunting. Their latest is a different take on the Christmas carol. It’s called Christmas Time.
By Graeme Smith
Driven by piano and strings, Christmas Time has a classic folk feel to it. The vocals are immediate and intimate, and have a contemplative mood to them. Lyrically, the track is infused with wintery imagery, but it won’t exactly fill you with the Yuletide spirit. Instead, it seems to speak to the darker side of midwinter. The song is dedicated to those for whom Christmas, unfortunately, marks the milestone of a tragedy.
You can hear Christmas Time below.