Song of the Day: Christmas – Jordan & Wesley

As this is the time of year that we often reflect on the past year and also look forward to the future for a fresh start, JORDAN & WESLEYs new single, ‘Christmas’, encourages us to remember Jesus Christ during the season as he gave up his life for us – he is and forever will be the ultimate reason for it all.

Produced by the incomparable Luke “GKid” Grant and co-written by Maleík Loveridge, the song has a 90s/2000s Rnb feel with a chorus that has been described catchy and uplifting. Jordan & Wesley want the listeners to feel good when listening to the track and be encouraged that the Jesus love them wholeheartedly hence his entrance to the world to save.

Hailing from Coventry (UK) brothers, Jordan and Wesley have a passion for music and ministry. They have been singing/ministering with each other for most of their lives and are now aspiring to take their ministry forward to the masses by releasing their first official single. Jordan and Wesley have also sung as part of groups, worship teams (and continue to do at their local church), choirs and sang background vocals for different artists but as a duo they feel they are called to do much more. Most recently they’ve had the opportunity of appearing on Michael McIntyre’s Big Show (2019) and The Voice UK (2021) where they made it through to the final 8 on Team Olly.

‘Christmas was released on the 21st December 2022 on all major music platforms and stores.More original music and covers of songs are to come from Jordan and Wesley, so be sure to like, follow and subscribe to their music pages on various social media.

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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…

Song of the Day: Christmas Wish – Vadè

Multi-award winning, British, a cappella sensation VADÈ joined forces with R&B legend, Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men and multi-platinum producer & songwriter, Erik “Blu2th” Griggs to release their first ever Christmas single, an a cappella arrangement of ‘Christmas Wish’. The single speaks of the excitement and anticipation surrounding two lovers sharing their first Christmas together.

Marked by the signature Vadé sound, filled with soulful harmonies and mesmerizing melodies, ‘Christmas Wish’ was written by Shawn Stockman and Erik “Blu2th” Griggs. For many, Christmas is a time to give and receive gifts, eat, drink and be merry, but this year Vadé is bringing the focus back to love and that ‘special someone’ with Christmas Wish.

“Having the opportunity to collaborate on a track with one of our biggest influences has been an indescribable experience. Boyz II Men paved the way for artists like ourselves and so working with Shawn is such an honour,” Roy Crisp (Vadé member) explained.

“It’s not everyday you come across a musical genius who understands our art form so intrinsically. Working with a producer of Blu2th’s calibre who both stretches us and embraces our creativity is literally a dream come true! I can’t wait for the world to hear what else we’ve got cooking,” added Philip Yeboah (lead singer of Vadé).

Vadé’s artistry and innovation has captured the attention of music lovers all around the world. Over the past year, they have accumulated over 10M views of their musical arrangements across their social media channels and have engaged with their fans through duets on TikTok. Vadé is keen to continue sharing their gift and causing listeners to reimagine music through a cappella by collaborating with artists and together, creating magic that transcends time.

‘Christmas Wish’ across various digital streaming platforms. Get into the Christmas spirit and have a listen below…

Nicki Wells Delivers Stunning Ballad, ‘A Little Christmas Of My Own.’

As we enter the season of goodwill, most of us look forward to spending time with love-ones and perhaps catching up with friends we haven’t seen for some time. British singer-songwriter NICKI WELLS reminds us that festive times aren’t a celebration full of family and friends for some in her new self-penned single, ‘A Little Christmas of My Own’.

Much like her recently released single ‘Carry On’, Nicki Wells’ takes to the piano on which she first learned to play as a child to add a rich and inviting timbre to this steadily paced acoustic number.

Nicki explains the inspiration behind the new single: “It’s a bittersweet song about Christmas because for some, it can be a lonely time, not everyone has a family to go to. But by the end there is a sweet acceptance of a quiet and calm Christmas.”

In keeping with the intimate sound of this single, the accompanying video was created by Tarq Bowen and presents a beautiful and cozy visual.

‘A Little Christmas of My Own’ was released last Friday (2nd December). Watch the video for the single below…

Masego Puts The Soul Into Christmas With Classic, ‘Favorite Things’

Grammy-nominated artist MASEGO puts a trap jazz spin on the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein song, ‘Favorite Tings,’ which was first heard in The Sound of Music and has since become a holiday staple.

Masego, who has amassed over two billion combined global streams in his career to date, recently earned his first GRAMMY nomination. Studying Abroad: Extended Stay (EQT Recordings/Capitol Records), the deluxe edition of his acclaimed EP, is nominated for Best Progressive R&B Album. The collection includes the hit ‘Mystery Lady’ featuring Don Toliver, plus the beautifully reimagined ‘Mystery Lady (Sego’s Remix).’ Combined global streams of ‘Mystery Lady’ have soared past the 150 million mark.

He’ll kick off 2022 with a sold-out, four-night stand at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn. Rosehardt will open at the January 6 and 7 shows. Devin Morrison, who collaborated with Masego on the recent single ‘Yamz,’ will perform as special guest at the January 8 and 9 shows. Masego will launch a headline tour of Europe and the U.K.. on February 11 in Warsaw. The run will wrap up at London’s O2 Brixton on March 13. Mereba will support on all dates.

‘Favorite Tings’ completes the trio of celebratory singles released by Masego in recent months. Released in October, ‘Garden Party’ ft. Big Boi and JID, has amassed 3.2 million combined streams and was praised by NPR as “a lush neo-soul single that unveils wonderland.” November brought ‘Yamz’ with Devin Morrison, which is climbing the Mediabase R&B chart and creating a buzz on Shazam. VIBE said, “‘Yamz’ demands the attention of R&B purists,” and went on to praise “the duo’s sultry singing and the song’s seductive production.” .

Masego is a singular talent and surprising presence who cites 1930s Harlem big bandleader Cab Calloway as a guiding spirit and was mentored by DJ Jazzy Jeff. His 2018 debut album, ‘Lady, Lady’, included the breakout hit single ‘Tadow.’ With more than one billion combined global streams, the song is certified Platinum in the U.S., Diamond in Brazil and Gold in Mexico.

‘Favorite Things’ was released last Friday (10th December) via EQT Recordings/Capitol Records. This will definitely kickstart your festive season…check out the visualizer below…