Viral pop punk star RØRY has shared their new alternative Christmas song ‘December Hurts’ today, stream here.

The new track is an anthemic and incredibly raw declaration for those that find the seasonal period difficult to navigate. Speaking further about the single she says:

“For some people, Christmas is really painful. Maybe someone in their family has died, or they have a dysfunctional family, or financial struggles. It can feel so isolating to feel so much pain in the middle of everyone else’s apparent joy.

My Mum died many years ago in December. That was my last Christmas. Since then all I feel is grief. I spent a few Christmases alone after my mum’s death, and they were the saddest days of my life. I’d drink myself to numb as early as possible, so I wouldn’t have to be awake throughout the day.

This song is for those of us that do not celebrate. And are instead processing pain from years gone by.”

Earlier this year RØRY released their debut EP Good Die Young (celebrated with a sold out debut show at Camden Assembly this summer) – an expansive and reflective, uninhibited documentation of the past ten years of their life. A testament to their status as a cross-genre multi-platinum selling songwriter who has written for the likes of Charli XCX, NOAHFINNCE and All American Rejects, the EP showcases a range of sounds from stripped back powerful ballads that illuminate her heart wrenching vocal delivery (‘Jesus and John Lennon’), sensitive alt pop songs (‘Small Victories’) and buoyant and infectious pop punk crowd pleasers (‘My Funeral Song’).

Fusing the punchiness of 00s emo pop-punk legends like Blink 182 and Paramore, with the poppier sensibilities of Gen Z’s fresh take on the genre, RØRY’s electrifying musicianship came to life in 2018 after Roxanne Emery got sober; removing the middle of her name to represent the time she lost to addiction and mental health struggles. She has well and truly cemented herself as a hotly sought after songwriter, with three top ten hits (including the multi-platinum selling ‘Post Malone’ by Sam Feldt) and well over 1 billion streams.

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