Organic warmth and classically soulful, Gospel-esque vocals introduce the increasingly passionate new single A Christmas Letter, from producer and songwriter Aria.
Blending aspects of Motown with a mellow, timeless pop aura and the choir-led sense of unity that Christmas is renowned for, A Christmas Letter proves a refreshing new take on the sound of the season, and reflects in an honest and relatable way, on the difficulties and distance so many people face at this time of year.
Ultimately a celebration of things to be grateful for, A Christmas Letter stands tall on both its realism and hope. It emerges in dedication to the women and children this season, separated by work or conflict across the globe, and brings focus to the positivity of Christmas, and the value and importance of peace.
Aria – the creative moniker of Italian composer and producer Mariano Schiavolini – has amassed a steady following this year, particularly since the release of his single The Next Life; which again tackled issues of realism and struggle – those of the environment and endangered species’. This latest offering, a collaborative track with vocalist Assieme Edizioni, further underlines a clear devotion and talent for crafting thoughtful, purposeful and deeply moving songs.