It’s always a gift when Black Spade touches down at the DopeHouse, and while it’s not often, the St. Louis singer/producer returns in time for the holidays with his own twist on “Christmas Time Is Here.”
Spade used DJ Harrison’s remix of the holiday tune as the backdrop as he sings about staying strong amidst the world’s societal issues. “Even if you never voted for him (Trump), even if you never resisted them,” Black Spade sings, he preaches attempting peace and taking the high road even if those around you don’t mind if the opposite takes place.
This Christmas will be the first time I’ll be surrounded by all the outspoken Trump supporters in my family for the first time since the election, so, just as Spade wishes, hopefully humility and reason — at least temporarily — are present.
Stream the “Untitled Christmas Song” below. You can download it for free on Bandcamp via Fresh Selects along with another song, “This Christmas (W/O U),” from 2013.