Fratellis to release ‘depressing’ Christmas single

'It's about lonely people' say Scottish band

The Fratellis will release “the most depressing Christmas single ever” next month.

The Scottish band will release ‘A Heady Tale’ on December 22, the next single to be taken from their second album ‘Here We Stand’.

“It has a Christmas-sounding melody with the most depressing sounding lyrics ever. I couldn’t write a happy Christmas song,” frontman John Fratelli told the Daily Record.


“It’s about people who have lonely Christmases,” he added.

The song is set to go up against fellow Scots’ Glasvegas‘ festive effort, ‘A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like A Kiss)’, which is released as a download album on December 1.