The season is almost upon us, and what better way to kick it off than with an authentically original and beautifully crafted new Christmas song?
The one and only Richard Tyler Epperson refuses to disappoint as the wonderfully organic, folk-kissed and softly seasonal ode to togetherness Christmas Is Almost Here emerges.
Featuring the subtle build up of layers from guitar and aptly Christmassy synth notes, the song has an acoustic presence and draws focus to the raspy, recognisable qualities of Epperson’s voice in a naturally likeable way.
Furthermore, the loving nature and poetic imagery of the lyrics feels more genuine in this raw and intimate setting, and the singer effortlessly carries the true affection of the concept throughout the performance.
Softly catchy but non-intrusive, nor overloaded with bells or multi-vocal layers as per the usual winter release, Christmas Is Almost Here maintains a refreshingly humble, likeable aura throughout. The simple arrangement keeps the live sound alive, and the melody stands tall in and of itself thanks to the clear abilities of the songwriter.
A beautiful new single to warm the soul and remind us of what matters, particularly at this time of year.