Student Tess Clare’s ‘Sleigh’ Ranked No. 6 on Seventeen’s Best New Christmas Songs 2019


Belmont student Tess Clare’s new song “Sleigh” was listed on Seventeen Magazine’s “8 Best New Christmas Songs of 2019.” Clare’s original Christmas song, co-written with fellow Belmont student Madie Renner, stands out among a crowd of widely-recognized major label artists. The Belmont juniors are both pursuing degrees in songwriting with minors in music business.

Clare and Renner penned “Sleigh” as a sassy, catchy, pop Christmas song to emphasize the importance of being true to oneself during the holiday season. Seventeen says about “Sleigh:” “If you’re looking to slay the holidays or just get into the right mood for that Christmas party that you’re about to head over to, play this song and it’ll be all you need.”

“I’m incredibly surprised and honored to be included alongside Idina Menzel and Ariana Grande, the Jonas Brothers and Alessia Cara,” said Clare. “It’s super cool that Seventeen Magazine chose an independent artist in the company of such successful, established singers.”

In addition to Seventeen Magazine, the Spotify Editorial Playlist, “New Music Holiday” has included “Sleigh” since the day of its release. As Her Campus described the song, “The beat drops hard in this empowering Christmas tune. Can you say girl power?? As the holiday season approaches, “Sleigh” is ready to slay!”