This week on The Colbert Report, Colbert is doing various Christmas carols with various artists. Last night Colbert performed “Silver Bells” with Matt Berninger and Byrce & Aaron Dessner of The National, as well as Gregg Allman.
Even if you’re not one for Christmas songs, you’ll still find enjoyment in this just purely to hear The National covering a Christmas song.
Christmas music isn’t my thing. Sure, I’ll listen to some the week of the holiday, but that’s about it. Any other time it’s just overkill. I don’t mean to be a kill joy, it’s usually just not my thing. Every now and then I’ll soften up a bit and give some stuff a chance, usually in the form of a good cover or a classic cut (Bing Crosby anyone?) that is hard for even me to hate on. Laurie Cameron did both.
Laurie Cameron is a talented young woman from Scotland that I posted about a while back. Laurie is actually a friend of mine, but that’s not why I’m sharing her music with you. She’s extremely talented, and deserves to be noticed.
She just released two songs that put a refreshing twist on the Christmas genre. One is an actually tolerable version of “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”, the other is an original called “One Christmas Fall”. Both are delicate showcases for Laurie’s beautiful voice, and something that I wouldn’t mind hearing during snowfalls like the one I’m experiencing tonight.
Watch the video for “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home” below, and head here to listen to “One Christmas Fall”.
If you like what you hear, buy the single from Laurie right here.
Summer Fiction are back in the game, giving away a new Christmas themed single called “Christmas Eve For Two” away for free. I’m not the type of guy who listens to Christmas music this early, I tend to wait until it’s the week of. However, I will make an exception for Summer Fiction.
It’s a more solemn take on Christmas cheer, given that it does have that warm Summer Fiction feel.