"Dasher" is a brilliantly bleak but also sweet Christmas tune.Unlike Way's last release on YouTube,Â a surf-rock style Halloween songÂ titled "Baby Youâ€™re a Haunted House," this festive ditty goes back to his emo roots and features the talents of the Regrettes lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Lydia Night. The musical prodigy performs a spoken word interlude in the middle of the track that will surely put you all the way into your feelings. According to a quote from Alt-Press, Way said the song â€œis about a girl who falls in love with a reindeer... The reindeer thinks sheâ€™s pretty great too. They have adventures, they talk about life. The song is also about the magic sometimes hidden in the mundane.â€
We've listened to "Dasher" about 200 times already, and yes, it is just as weird and magical as that description makes it sound. So, comb your hair to the side, apply your best black eyeliner, play this as loudly as you can to have a very emo Christmas!
Featured Image: Gerard Way