Behind the Song

The Chordaes ft. Leo Sawikin

"It's Getting Close To Christmas"

I wrote "It's Getting Close To Christmas" in early 2019 right after Christmas. It's about how at this time of year we tend to reflect on all the things that have gone wrong in our lives as we watch another year come to a close. The limited sunlight doesn't help either. This song like most of my other songs started as a musical idea. I was trying to write a Burt Bacharach type song with this one and originally thought I wanted it to have a bossa nova vibe. Half way through I realized that the chords I was using had sort of an old fashioned Christmas-like tin pan alley quality to them. Me and my producer Marc Swersky just thought it made the most sense to make this song about Christmas.

- Leo Sawikin

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