Chimneyside Chats with Cade Hoppe

by - December 10, 2021

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Gather 'round the open fire for Chimneyside Chats - a monthly feature with holiday stories from our favorite artists. See what's in their stockings this year as they reminisce on Christmas memories, share their favorite recipe and more! Here's what songwriter Cade Hoppe had to say:

I always loved the holidays and Christmastime when I was growing up back in my hometown of the Sacramento, CA suburbs. When I moved to New York a few years ago, the holiday season became something entirely different that I’ve developed a new love for, as well. For me, my holiday tradition has become fitting in whatever New York holiday festivities I can before I fly back to California and celebrate Christmas with my family. That means walking around Central Park in the snow, going to see the tree at Rockefeller Plaza, Christmas shopping on 5th Ave., etc. and I’ve really fallen in love with all of that.

There’s never enough time to do everything in the city I’d like to in December and it’s hard to leave the city and the people in it that I’ve grown so close to behind. Last year, I actually wrote a Christmas song for my girlfriend about that exact feeling of having to go home for the holidays and leave behind so many things that also mean home now.

This year, I decided to go in with my producer Harper James and actually record it, so I could put it out. It’s called “Home for the Holidays” - I’m super excited to finally have one of my own songs on people’s holiday playlists this year. If I can be a part of anyone’s holiday traditions in any way through this song, that would mean the world to me.

Learn more about Cade Hoppe and listen to his song "Home for the Holidays" on our Chimneyside Chats playlist!

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