Today, Johnnyswim, the acclaimed husband and wife singer-songwriter duo of Amanda SudanoRamirez and Abner Ramirez, debuts a new song holiday song, “A Hard Year’s Christmas.” Listen to the track HERE.

“Coming into this holiday season, we personally felt the weight of a long and hard year, filled with some disappointing surprises and lots of tests on our patience and long suffering,” says Ramirez. “This song came as a sort of whispered reminder that this season isn’t just for the good years, but even more so for the years of hurting and trial because this is a season of giving, of imagination, of togetherness, and if we make space, of joy.” 

Sudano-Ramirez furthers, “Writing this song was the catharsis we needed, it’s about hope and hardship, wonder and weariness while coexisting with each other during the holiday. We hope it helps heal a bruised holiday for those of us that could use it.”

In August, the duo premiered their track “Devastating” to critical praise; NPR Music proclaimed, “In the bittersweet ‘Devastating,’ those two sides of their lives come together, as they sing about one of the central ironies of love: that doing it right means setting yourself up for the savage pain of incalculable loss at the end of your lives.” The track explores the depth of love in all its forms; the duo concludes the song by singing, “I wanna love you till it’s devastating / Until the dirt cries and my grave is waiting / Is it even worth it if there ain’t heartbreak waiting.” Listen to the track HERE and watch the video HERE. The new release set the stage for more music from Johnnyswim to come soon.

The duo will premiere the second season of their television series, “The JOHNNYSWIM Show,” today on discovery+ as part of longtime friends Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Network.

In addition, Johnnyswim confirms an extensive run of 2022 headlining tour dates. The shows kick off in Memphis, TN on March 24 and include performances at New York’s Irving Plaza, Los Angeles’ Orpheum TheatreNashville’s Grand Ole Opry HouseChicago’s Riviera Theatre and Boston’s House of Blues. Full tour routing can be found below.

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