Carol of the Bells
Frankly, I’m not a fan of the most popular Christmas music. I’m really not a fan of anything that is overplayed on the radio, in shopping malls, etc. Every Christmas season I long for something new. Occasionally I search for and find more interesting tunes, but by default, everywhere I go it’s the same handful of carols recycled by the same handful of glorified artists. It’s as if there is a shortage of Christmas songs. So I’ve wanted to contribute to the pool of Christmas songs for a few years now, with something that I think would help the season feel like less of a re-run. 😁
Admittedly there is some Christmas music I rarely get tired of. Mykola Leontovych’s Carol of the Bells has always been one of my favorite Christmas pieces. When a song is good, I never try to cover it the way it was originally written. Covers (imho) are best when they show admiration for some recognizable aspect of the original, but are otherwise generally a new song in and of itself.
I hope you like my cover, and I hope you have a very happy holiday season!