“Flowers in December” is a song by American alternative rock band Mazzy Star, released in 1996 as the lead single from their third studio album Among My Swan. It was written by Hope Sandoval and David Roback, and produced by Roback. “Flowers in December” was a minor hit on the UK Singles Chart and a music video was filmed to promote the single, directed by Kevin Kerslake.
Upon release, Music & Media picked the song as their “single of the week” during November 1996. They commented: “David Roback and Hope Sandoval’s dreamy acoustics have become even more poppier with gorgeous melodies, plenty of minor chord changes and a delicate violin whispering in the background.”
In a review of Among My Swan, Chris Molanphy of New Music Monthly commented: “…amid Hope Sandoval’s wispy voice and David Roback’s plinking guitars, there’s a brightness trying to emerge. You hear it in the chimes that ring over “Disappear,” and in Sandoval’s wistful harmonica on “Flowers in December.” In a 2013 retrospective on the band’s career, Emily Mackay of New Musical Express considered the song “lovely”.
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