Skip to content

Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd Wrote a Lovely Impromptu Little Christmas Carol

ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 12: Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd onstage at Spotify's RapCaviar Live at The Tabernacle on August 12, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Spotify)

While you were eating pie or watching Monday Night Football after Christmas dinner last night, Swae Lee gave the world a new song for the season, which he posted as a minute-long video on the Rae Sremmurd Twitter account. “I didn’t have you under my tree this Christmas / But I had you all over my wish list,” he sings over melancholy piano, sounding a bit like “Blue Christmas” updated for 2017. It’s been a while since a new tune from a pop artist has entered the informal Christmas canon, and Swae’s sketch is good enough to be the next one. Maybe we’ll hear a full studio version for next December? Watch the video below.