“Hi guys!!! Hope everyone is doing well! I miss you guys! It’s been getting cold in L.A. [and] things are slowing down for the holidays,” Rodrigo wrote to fans in her newsletter (via People). “I put my little silver Christmas tree up in my living room [and] it makes me super happy. I’m so excited for the new year [and] everything that’s in store! I hope you guys have a holiday season filled with love [and] relaxation. Thinking of you always! All my love, Liv.”
It’s unclear when Rodrigo recorded “The Bels,” but it’s clear the lyrics (and spelling) were penned by an elementary school-aged person celebrating the holiday: “Red and green is the Christmas queen/ Make the holidays special to me/ Oh, see the dancing gingerbread dance in your head/ Wait, wait, wait for the bells to ring there,” she sings on the track.
Rodrigo previously hinted that new music could arrive in 2023, as she told fans in a Spotify Wrapped message last month. “I really, truly couldn’t be more grateful, and I am so excited for next year, and all of the new things and new music that 2023 will bring,” she said.