With two albums under his belt (Mal Eduqué Mon Amour and Giselle), Xavier Caféïne has already made a significant splash in his native Montreal punk scene. Caféïne has a new record coming out soon, and while you wait for that set of tunes, you can stream and download the anthemic pop/punk of “Love Disease (Christmas in New York)”, his latest single. Sung from the perspective of someone alone during the Christmas holiday, “Love Disease” takes a straightforward, power-chord driven song structure and accents it with bells, bringing a tangible yuletide spirit to accompany the catchy hook.
Cafeine tells PopMatters this about the song: “‘Love Disease’ is about the first time you spend Christmas without the one you love so much, the first time you realize that person is gone for good, the first time you don’t say ‘Merry Christmas, I love you’, or ‘Merry Christmas, I don’t wanna fight tonight.’”
Stream and download “Love Disease” (click on the download button at the upper-right hand corner):
Cafeine’s newest LP, New Love, will be released on 17 February.