Year after year, the tradition of Christmas music releases continues to be the gift that keeps on giving. This crop of artists make the tried and true seasonal standards remain relevant and fresh with their unique interpretations while also creating new holiday classics of their own with original songs.
Here’s a preview of 10 newly-released Christmas albums from the 2018 holiday season to add to your Spotify playlists this yuletide.
Brooke White is truly a jill of all trades. Upon launching her musical career on Season 7 of American Idol, the Arizona born-and-bred and now California-based artist has constantly been on the move, keeping herself busy by dabbling into various creative outlets—singing, songwriting, acting, painting, blogging, and even hosting an online web-series.
In every endeavor Brooke takes on, a common purpose of spreading kindness and contributing something to the greater good is always present. This December, in the true spirit of the holiday season, she’s mixing passion with purpose, by making music that makes a difference…and with a little help from her friends. Through PledgeMusic, Brooke (along with ten of her fellow musically-minded friends) are working towards creating and releasing a collaborative charity album filled with original lullabies and happy songs, with proceeds going towards supporting Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.), an organization dedicated to implementing rescue missions to save kidnapped children from sexual slavery.
In an exclusive interview with The Hudsucker, Brooke shares the inspiration behind this good-hearted musical album, how the collaborations came together, the story of her involvement with O.U.R., and how YOU can help support this project.
TUNESDAY is a feature on my blog where I share some of the songs, music videos, and live performances I’ve been groovin’ to. This week, I have 10 songs to talk about…
Haley Reinhart – Show Me Your Moves
Show Me Your Moves / ‘Cause you ain’t nothin’ until ya do
Crowdfunded by her fans through Indiegogo, Haley Reinhart‘s unique and funky music video for her new single, “Show Me Your Moves” stars the singer as a Cosmic Queen sent to our planet to “enlighten, inspire, and challenge humans to tap into their inner passions”. This space jam is an artistic venture that celebrates the expressive power of music and dance. If you look closely, you’ll also see a special cameo from Haley’s fellow Idol, friend, and duet partner, Casey Abrams. “Show Me Your Moves” is available on iTunes.
No matter how far away he may be from the rest of the world, David Archuleta always goes above and beyond the distance for his faithful fans. Now past the halfway mark of David’s two-year missionary work in Chile, Team Archie (on behalf of David) has released a new album, aptly titled No Matter How Far, of ten unreleased tracks from his previous musical projects.
Even though he’s currently on a hiatus from music to fulfill a Mormon mission, David Archuleta‘s presence continues to be felt amongst his devoted fanbase. As a token of his thanks, Archuleta recorded BEGIN., an inspirational album comprised of nine cover songs and one original track (“Broken”), to tide his loyal supporters over until his return in two years time.