Rosie Thomas has released a new Christmas single, ‘We Should Be Together’, which features Sufjan Stevens. Listen to it below.
“Christmas can be a bittersweet time, and the world can feel hopeless and lonely fairly often, but there’s some kind of magic around Christmas that brings hope and togetherness, or at least that possibility, which I guess is hope,” Thomas said in a statement. “Though this story is framed within a relationship, the larger themes and longings are more universal. We all need hope, and we need each other. The song started with my husband. He had the melody and arrangement and even the chorus. Together we worked on the verses. We’re a pretty great writing team, which just naturally came together over time, and has been really enjoyable. We finish each other’s… sandwiches. This song’s a beauty, and it was great having Sufjan hop in and make it even richer of course – our little Christmas miracle himself.”
Over the past year, Thomas has been rolling out her Lullabies for Parents series, the second volume of which arrives next March. Last month, she collaborated with Iron & Wine for the song ‘Fly Little Crow’.