Singer-songwriter David Myles talks about making a Christmas album that doesn’t suck in advance of tonight’s performance at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre.
The dreaded “Christmas album” is a deserving magnet for cynicism at this time of year, particularly during a moment in the history of recorded music when Christmas releases appear to be one of the last surviving breeds of albums that people actually buy.
Even the Grinch-iest of Grinch hearts couldn’t help but swell a size or three,
Myles to go: Halifax singer croons for Christmas
In 2012, Halifax singer/songwriter David Myles teamed up with Nova Scotia rapper Classified to record Inner Ninja. The single went quadruple platinum in Canada, won multiple awards including a Juno for rap recording of the year and inspired Myles to hire Classified as one-half of the production team on his last album In the Nighttime.
Now Myles has a new album,
Stream It’s Christmas via CBC until December 23rd
“It’s the warm firelight on a cold winter’s night, it’s the stranger that’s holding the door. It’s the generous smile, the mother and child, it is peace ringing out over war,” David Myles sings on the title track to his new album, It’s Christmas.
It’s not easy to make an original Christmas song that stands up to the classics,