Craig Cooney & Rowlette collaborate on Christmas single December

December marks Mayo indie-pop artist Rowlette’s fourth release this year, with previous singles being added to Spotify editorial playlists, while Craig Cooney has been pursuing music professionally for the past three years and has supported Gavin James in the Olympia. The track is an uplifting fusion of hip-hop and pop with Rowlette’s smooth, melodic vocals complimenting Craig’s rap verses.

This might sound a bit odd but I wanted a less optimistic Christmas song! Every year, there’s so much pressure for everyone to have the best time ever at Christmas, but the reality is Christmas can be really hard for people. Whether it’s financial difficulties, an empty space at the table, or just the trials and tribulations of life, we wanted to write a Christmas song that’s a bit more real.


We come from different styles of music and I think our sounds really compliment each other. Most of the process was over zoom, Rowlette and I hadn’t met before we started writing, so it was a unique experience!

Craig Cooney

Music from the west of Ireland