"Pretty Paper"
When I first started looking for a holiday song for the month of December (track 12), I wanted to find something lesser-known. I'm pretty sure I typed something like "A-typical Christmas song" into a google search and Roy Orbison's song popped right up. It was the first time I had ever heard "Pretty Paper" and I fell in love with the melody instantly. I also really attached to the lyrical sentiment and I knew instantly that I wanted to record it. To me, the holidays are a time when we are lucky enough to be with our family and friends and when we are reminded of how fortunate we are. While the "Pretty Paper" lyric does touch on presents and holiday cheer, it also reminds us to recognize that many in this world aren't as fortunate. That idea really resonated with me and it's why I decided to record "Pretty Paper" and put it on the record.
- Emmy