NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 18, 2022) – Rising country songstress Kailey Nicole has a love-hate relationship with the idea that her ex-flame will “Only Call On Christmas” – and chronicles the two extremes in new original holiday tune, out now. Although we’re entering the most wonderful time of the year, for some it reminds them of what they once had, and can bring on a sense of melancholy. In this case, it’s the back and forth of wanting to hear from a certain someone around the holidays – but the pit of knowing what you once had is gone. Penned by Nicole with Sam Blasko and produced by Zach Manno, the holiday rendezvous is set to Nicole’s signature retro, 60s jukebox sound and powerhouse vocal.
Listen to “Only Call On Christmas” HERE.
“I didn’t quite know what to expect when I sat down to write a Christmas song since the holidays have always come with a tinge of sadness to me,” shares Nicole. “The pressure to be perfectly happy during the most wonderful time of year always felt like something I couldn’t live up to. In starting to talk with my co-writer, Sam Blasko, this honest truth fell out about how the holidays can also be a harsh reminder as to who’s missing at our table. We discussed the difficulties of estranged relationships during the holidays and what it feels like to hear from those people on Christmas Eve. I love the honesty of this song and I hope there’s someone out there that can relate to it.”
The new song follows latest single “Never Me” which showcases her delicate-yet-striking vocals pondering on the coming of age of experiencing love and heartbreak and wondering when it’s going to be your turn to find everlasting love. The track was also featured on Apple Music’s Fresh Finds: Country playlist.
Prior releases include “breezy, summery melody” (The Boot) “Casamigos,” “power-ballad” (Country Evolution) “She Gone,” “Two Of A Kind,” which was written by Nicole with award-winning producer Mikel Blue (Colbie Caillat, Jason Mraz, OneRepublic) and esteemed writer Brett Pemberton and “Aim A Little Higher” which American Songwriter praised for its “cheekiness and charm.” Nicole made the move to Nashville at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, but made the most of her time in lockdown, writing, recording and honing in on her songwriting. Poised and ready to release a slew of forthcoming singles inspired by those country greats that have come before her, there is no slowing down ahead for the rising talent.