We are always on the lookout for new holiday music to pair the tried and true classics - and this year we've got a new one - thanks to David Byrne and his newly-released song called “Fat Man’s Comin’.”
Byrne recalls writing the bones of the track about ten years ago while he was working on his collaborative album with St. Vincent’s Annie Clark but a song telling “the story of a fat man in rather odd attire who breaks into people’s homes and leaves mysterious packages” wasn’t quite right for that project.
“I always wanted to write a holiday song. I wouldn’t call it a Christmas song, as the visitation of Santa (formerly known as St. Nicholas, who mainly did punishing) seems to have evolved to be a more secular consumer moment than a religious or spiritual affair.”
“Fat Man’s Comin'” is exclusively available on Bandcamp through the end of December - with a pay-what-you-can model ... and keeping in the holiday spirit - all proceeds will go to Byrne's good news only publication - Reasons to Be Cheerful