Christmas is a season of parties, presents and delicious food, but undoubtedly, for many, it’s also time of reflection, and often tinged with sadness. Swedish singer/songwriter Imla blends all these emotions in her new single Sweetheart.
We’ve not heard Imla since her debut album Birdcage (2016) and the talented artist also steps behind the camera to self-direct her ‘official’ video (see top video) to this soulful/pop single.
In a sentimental mood, Imla looks back with a tear of love lost. Heartened by a bossa nova beat and the twinkle of Christmas, her poetic farewell to love will deeply resonate with those who can’t be with loved ones during the festive season. These well-written lyrics will hold the test of time, and we cannot help but feel other artists may revisit this track over the forthcoming years.
Imla’s version will always be the original and thanks to her optimistically looking to the future means Christmas doesn’t have to be blue, even if it hurts.