05 December: Glasvegas: A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like Kiss)

Published December 05, 2013

At one point today, I was looking out the window. It was kind of dusky and I noticed that the lights were on in the windows of the apartment buildings across the street. So, this must have been late afternoon-ish, right? Wrong. This was 10.30 a.m. Welcome to Sweden in December, when we sometimes get days that somehow never get properly, well, day-like, but are heavily overcast and just go from dark to dusky to dark again.

Forty-five minutes later it started snowing, which was the first snow in Stockholm this winter. All of which made me think of the Advent Calendar song of today. Admittedly, I can't say that the actual snowfall today felt like a kiss, but there's something very romantic about this song and recording, which just gets to me.

The song was originally released on an EP (actually more like a mini-album) released by this Scottish band in 2008. I'm guessing the title was somehow inspired by the peculiar Goffin & King song 'He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss)'. But that's another story.

Listen here.

Glasvegas: A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like A Kiss).