Following her debut single Let ‘Em Talk, Cat Lines has created a Christmas song unique to 2020. It’ll Still Be A Merry Christmas is a song about what happens if you can’t make it home for the big day. Uplifting and hopeful, the song offers perspective and hope with a stripped-down acoustic feeling and, in typical Lines style, enchanting violin solos and full, choral harmonies.
It’ll Still Be A Merry Christmas brings all the nostalgia of past Christmases while touching on some very current, relevant. A heartfelt acoustic country-pop tune clearly inspired by artists like Garth Brooks and Taylor Swift, it features Lines herself playing fiddle and a powerful, uplifting melody – a bold contrast to the downbeat sentiment of not making it home for Christmas. Fierce with a fiddle, Lines cites her greatest inspirations are from the pop, classic rock and country genres, and it shows in this stripped-down holiday track. About the writing process, Lines – currently based in the Hudson Valley, New York – says:
“I realized there was the very real possibility that, due to the risks and restrictions associated with COVID-19, I would not be able to travel home to Texas for the holidays, making this almost a full year since I’ve visited my family. (…) I began writing down a list of all the things I love about the holidays, and the song sort of grew out of that.”