Nights are getting colder, and days are getting darker increasingly faster. Lights abound everywhere, and decors fill every home. You know what that means right? It’s the holiday season! Time to get warm and cozy with the one’s you love parked beside the Christmas tree. Time to whip out that eggnog, pass them round and take out that favorite Christmas album you’ve been hiding all year. Better yet, you could start a new tradition and give Anson Seabra’s new EP a try which has the potential to be a modern-day Christmas classic. 

Image Courtesy of Manila Bulletin Via Anson Seabra

Released by Virgin Records, Anson Seabra’s “A Heartfelt Holiday” is out now. This precious entry carries 4 heart melting tracks, that will surely make your eyes water with joy. As well as make you look up into the heavens and wish for Christmas day to come even sooner. For the tracks themselves, it features 2 originals “Christmas got colder”, and “Gingerbread house” which are guaranteed to make you swoon. While the remaining are covers of holiday classics, “White Christmas” and “The Christmas song” delivered in a hauntingly beautiful fashion. Bundled with these are lyric videos of all songs which you can readily enjoy wherever you are.

Looking at the EP as a whole, this surely is a standout amongst its contemporaries because it veers away from the upbeat tunes we usually associate with this season. Instead of heading for the danceable route, this offers us that silent space to contemplate and reminisce about holidays past. Regardless of the memories conjured, the lyrics themselves directs us to think about people in our lives and our relationship with them. Lyrics such as “I know that it’s sad, but it’s true. Now I’m watchin’ the snow fall, waitin’ for a phone call. But I know that it won’t be from you and the sleigh bells got softer without you. They don’t carry quite the same tune” from “Christmas go colder”, paints that tender picture of longing. While “But feelings fade, and your eyes don’t say I love you like the way they did before. And the home we made, somehow became just bits and broken pieces on the floor” from “Gingerbread house”, shows us that the absence of availability in all aspect creates a fractured connection between people. Its stripped-down approach, which is an Anson Seabra staple, gives us that homey feel transporting us back to simpler times.

Anson Seabra’s new Holiday EP is truly a gem that should be included in every Christmas celebration from here on out. It’s honest, simple, and heartfelt which is ample for this season. It reels us in and whispers ever so softly that Christmas is a time to slow down and focus on people we hold dear. Cherish every moment spent and dial back a bit on the material aspect. Cliché yes, but this is a message that needs to be heard most especially in a generation that tends to move in the speed of light majority of the time.

Image Courtesy of Anson Seabra Official Site

To listen to “A Heartfelt Holiday” in all platforms click here. Can’t get enough of him? Feel free to visit his official website here  for tours dates like his upcoming one at the Troubadour in Los Angeles this December 11th, announcements, merch and so much more!

Illustrator and writer who loves music, arts and pop culture as a whole.
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Illustrator and writer who loves music, arts and pop culture as a whole.

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