‘Driving Drunk for Christmas’ is the newest release from Dunfermline four-piece FOREIGNFOX, but despite being a Christmas tune it’s subject matter is pretty sombre.
The track explores relationship problems around the holidays and how they can lead to dire consequences, explain in a number of metaphors (“I went to see my baby, she was feeling oddly warm/which was strange because in here it was a snowstorm”).
Although the track begins tamely it’s not long until frontman Jonny Watt’s subdued vocals are let loose, grabbing your attention with their heartfelt delivery.
By the final chorus both Watt’s vocals and the band’s instrumentals have progressed into an intense sound concluding the track’s narrative with a meaningful message.
Words: Jess Lavin