Winter song

Song written by Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson. Fifth track of the album Wilde Winter Songbook.

Kim about 'Winter song'

I have to say I am a bit of a snow fan. I was looking around on the internet for winter songs, ‘cause I felt rather inspired by all as I looked out to our garden and I found this beautiful song by Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson. (1)

This beautiful song by Sara Bereilles captivated me when I first heard it. Ricky came up with an idea to use ‘vocoda’ harmonies, as well as adding his own to create a ‘hymn-like’ quality, which I love. The pauses in the song allow for quiet reflection, like a prayer. There are no religious references at all on this album, I leave that to each individual. I have my own opinions about spirituality which might become clear as you listen to this album…or then again, might not ;) (2)


Bass, keys, guitars & additional vocals: Ricky Wilde
Backing vocals: Scarlett Wilde
Recorded at Hawbush studio
Produced & engineered by Ricky Wilde
Mixed by Ricky Wilde & Sean Vincent at RAK Studios, London

Interview sources

(1) Secret songs, Magic FM (UK), January 20, 2013
(2) Track by track, website (UK), November 11, 2013