Perth songstress Reigan has announced a special gift to her fans with the release of a live holiday EP, December, on December 11th through Sony Music Entertainment Australia.
The four track December EP re-imagines the timeless and celebrated hymns of the holidays, all recorded live and unrehearsed. These beautiful and heartfelt renditions will inspire and evoke memories of the classic season of old. Each of the four tracks is accompanied with a video highlighting the powerful and visceral nature of the recordings and Reigan's raw and instinctive talent.
As Reigan explains, 'The songs I've chosen to cover are all between 100-200 years old. I wanted to pay respect to the original songs by keeping the melodies and lyrics the same but changing the structure, tempo and chords."
The EP begins with the well known and much loved interpretation of -Amazing Grace' aptly named -Grace', a timeless and vulnerable reflection beautifully performed with Reigan's unmistakable voice. -Star Of Wonder', taken from the 19th Century carol, -We Three Kings', brings an ambient and moving note to the EP. -Rejoice'(-O Come O Come Emmanuel'), the third arrangement in the collection, sparks magic and warmth, with the final tack, -Holly' (-Deck The Halls') bringing the familiar Christmas cheer.
Reigan adds, 'My family are quite festive. We play Christmas music from the 1st of December until Boxing day. I have so much Christmas music on my iTunes but I didn't have any of the timeless carols! I wanted to open these songs up and share some of my favourites."
Star Of Wonder