But Jennie did have a link to a wonderful site with many free downloads, two of which were New Years songs.
Radio Free Song Club is a collective of writers in search of good songs. They'll look everywhere and anywhere in search of that "one good song" because"the world is looking for a good song. Someone might get lucky." Radio Free Song then constructs a podcast when they can (perhaps monthly) featuring these new songs, plus interviews with the artists behind them. The music tends toward folk and Americana, and their approach is soft and personal.
Anywho, the Radio Free people have the artists (more often than not) perform live in their studios (with theRadio Free All Stars) and, because we're talking about a real studio, here, the sound is very professional, yet intimate. They then offer up some of these songs as free downloads. For their constructed singles-looking art alone, you should check them out (I'm especially fond of the Curtom take-off). Anyway, scroll down a bit and you'll come to two songs with a New Years theme.
The second New Years freebie comes from Jay Sherman-Godfrey. "New Year's Here" is about the nature of marking time. Jay might best be known for the music made by his band World Famous Blue Jays who have done a couple of soundtrack albums. The one solo effort that shows up on Amazon is "Twoscore", which seems to be (on brief sampling) more of an electric Americana thing.
And, if you can get beyond holiday music, there are certainly plenty of other free tracks, including music from Victoria Williams, Peter Holsapple, Freedy Johnson, Susan Cowsill, Laura Cantrell, Beth Orton and Wreckless Eric. Yes, even Jennie Lowe Stearns. Not bad. Not bad at all.