Song of the Day: Miracle X – The Fur (ft. GET UP Soul Choir)

Swedish Grammy-nominated artist and producer THE FUR returns with the Christmas single ‘Miracle X’. It is a re-work of the recent single ‘Miracle’ which was co-written by guest singer Tyte (known for her work with Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Mary J. Blige), the new version offers a fresh take on the track with festive percussion and vocals from GET UP Soul Choir adding a soul and gospel feel to the pop ballad.

With an ongoing career as a classical musician, The Fur is a dance-pop project to complement his other musical endeavours. Despite only releasing music as The Fur since June 2021, the solo artist has already smashed through one million streams on Spotify and continues his growth as an artist.

The idea behind the new single ‘Miracle X’ was to expand and elaborate on the Christmas elements in the original song ‘Miracle’, with the addition of being produced in one of Sweden’s most famous recording spaces, Baggpipe studios.

Sonically, ‘Miracle X’ is a prime example of The Fur’s ear for melodies and ability to create warming, cinematic pop soundscapes which encompass both polished pop production and live instrumentation. Layering soulful gospel vocals over two pianos playing in unison, the track instantly sets an affecting, emotive tone. As the track develops introducing bass, drums and strings courtesy of Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, the gospel undertones of the track brought largely by the GET UP Soul Choir come to the fore as the ear-worm vocal line shines.

Speaking on the new Christmas single, The Fur shares: “I felt that you could do something more Christmassy with the original song. To simply make a good contribution to Christmas music. You get really tired of all the commercial Christmas music that is played everywhere. Miracle has a Christmassy message where you ask for a miracle, but it doesn’t sound like a typical Christmas song. It feels like a song you can imagine listening to at Christmas, but it stands out a little from the crowd.”

Check out the official video for ‘Miracle X’ below…

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