Most Christmas songs are upbeat and cheerful, but Gina Naomi Baez takes a much different approach. With a similar message to Wham!’s “Last Christmas” she releases her single “Tinsel and Tears”. With buttery, heartfelt vocals soaring atop jingling soundscapes, the song arrives just in time for the holidays. The striking strings add to the track’s deep emotion. No one wants to spend Christmas alone and Baez captures that pain so beautifully. The single was co-written with Meghan Kabir (Kelly Clarkson, Selena Gomez).
Inspired by artists such as Taylor Swift and Sara Bareilles her music possesses a strong vulnerability. Baez’s creative talents go beyond just singing and songwriting. An actress, YouTuber and influencer, she has snagged roles in Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have Itand Orange is the New Black. Her core passion though has always been for music and that really shows in this enchanting piece. The talent reveals, “The feeling might be a dark one, especially during the holidays but it's a feeling that everyone goes through or will go through in their life whether it be a loss, a break up, a divorce, a parting of ways or a long distance relationship.”