Congrats are in order for BJ The Chicago Kid. The singer has scored his seventh GRAMMY nomination with a nod for Best Traditional R&B Performance alongside PJ Morton, Kenyon Dixon and Charlie Bereal for their remake of Sam Cooke‘s “Bring It On Home To Me.” While he celebrates that accomplishment, he’s continuing his streak of bringing us new music, as well. To that effect, he brings us his chilly new track “Snowflakes” for our listening enjoyment.
“Snowflakes” captures what it feels like to be recently heartbroken during what’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. With guitar, piano and melancholy sleigh bells helping to set the tone, he dives right into the emotion as he describes the situation. “She left me,” he begins. “And now I’m, like winter, so cold.” The morose mood doesn’t break as he wallows in the blue feeling while he sings the chorus. “Snowflakes are like teardrops / Even though they’re not the same / Snowflakes melt when they fall right into my hands,” he sings. This isn’t a lopsided telling of the story though. Singer Susan Carol joins BJ to give her side, letting listeners know that she’s hurting just as much even though she had to go. It’s a sentiment to which anyone who’s experienced holiday heartache can most definitely relate.
With his EPs Three and 4 AM, BJ The Chicago Kid has kept us pretty flush with music throughout the year. Though “Snowflakes” might be about a relationship’s demise, we see it as a sign that perhaps more will be in store for 2022.