We can’t listen to Bing Crosby all the time (but we can still try)
By Sonam Kaloti, Arts Editor
The first lyrics make you ponder as you begin your tumultuous trek through the Scott Road tundra.
There are parts to the holidays that are the complete opposite of the merry, cherry, joy you always hear about. There’s snow, rain, cold, finals, big crowds, family, financial stress…
Before we delve into the darkness (which begins at 4 pm now apparently), let’s talk unusual but decent winter experiences.
Being snowed in
“3 Nights” by Dominic Fike
We don’t really get enough snow in Vancouver but say you have to drive to school from Abbottsford and the highway is a wreck, so you get trapped in the slippery snowstorm trenches of New Westminster. Well… Fike said it best. “Three nights at the motel / Under streetlights / In the city of palms.”
Walking through snow
“Prisoner” by Dance Gavin Dance
“Do you crave a greater reason to exist?” The first lyrics make you ponder as you begin your tumultuous trek through the Scott Road tundra. The soft beauty in the verses and chords reflecting the pretty snowy world around you versus the jarring heavy distorted sound in the chorus representing your body aches and cold sweat makes for a fun walk.
Metal may as well exist just to help you with anything snow related once you become an adult. It’s just not fun anymore. It’s tiring to walk through, you can’t wear the shoes you wanted to so your legs are tired from wearing heavy Doc Martens all day, and lord help you if you don’t own Docs—have fun with those frostbitten toes and wet socks. Desgustang!
Driving in snow
“Hanging” by Nothing But Thieves
For sake of not crashing, metal may not be the best move. However, here’s a way to feel out the vibe and sing your frustrated heart out, seeing as you’re “hanging by a thread!”
“Some days never end!” Especially if your car slips and you have to wait in the storm for a tow truck.
“Over Yet” by Hayley Williams
“If there’s resistance / It makes you stronger / It’s not the end”
Whether it’s walking or driving, or simply existing this month—it’s the last hurrah before the new year hopefully cleanses all the bad that happened this year. As the song goes: “It’s the right time to come alive, baby if you wanna try to get out of your head. Yes, break a sweat. Baby, tell yourself it ain’t over yet!” Might just be the anthem to end 2020 on.