GTC HOLIDAY CLASSIC: JOSIE COTTON Every Day Like Christmas
Josie Cotton – Every Day Like Christmas is available at Spotify, Bandcamp, Apple Music.
by Walter Price
Geez, I feel like a heel that I hadn’t fallen under the spell of Josie Cotton until recently. Cotton has been creating doo-wop punk n roll for decades now and, for whatever reason, hasn’t lit up my world as she should have. This is now and through her 2019 Christmas charmer, “Every Day Like Christmas”, I’ve found a new favorite addiction.
Cotton, who can traverse music genres like a skilled sound ninja, is everything The Runaways, Little Eva, and The Plimsouls all in one. And it’s the Holiday season of one of the weirdest, soul-sucking years any generation has ever experienced and a modern retro Christmas single with a lovely sentiment is what we need to pep us up and spiffy up our spirits.
Christmas could be everyday
With peace across the land
That’s how it’s supposed to be
The brotherhood of man
Cotton also has a brilliant LP, “Frightened by Nightingales”, that’s a stunner in its own right. And it’s solid proof that this persevering and empowering artist is, at any age, a true hero in any music scene. I may be late to her party, but I’m here now and plan to be the last to leave…
JOSIE COTTON Every Day Like Christmas
+ CALLING ALL GIRLS; the video
Every Day Like Christmas
Produced by Paul Roessler and Josie Cotton
Written by Josie Cotton
CALLING ALL GIRLS
Music and lyrics by Josie Cotton
Produced by Paul Roessler + Josie Cotton
Kevin Tyler Preston
Jason Michael Levi
“It’s always been about controlling women’s bodies, their minds, the choices they make, and even how they perceive themselves. This song and video are just my twist on an advice column for girls, young and old. I always like using humor as a device to say what I want to say without anyone noticing unless they’re really listening. But even if no one gets my meaning I think it’s a fun ride with robots in giant wigs and gogo dancers in outer space …things that are always going on in my brain anyway!!” – J Cotton
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“I fell in love with singing the incredible Christmas carols we sang in choir. I wanted to write a Christmas song with a message that was universal …that we are all connected. And that’s a beautiful thing.” – J. Cotton