Monday, December 21, 2009

Rejoice EP Now on iTunes!

Hello Friends!

We hope this update finds you well and enjoying the season that we celebrate the birth of the God-Man, our Savior, Jesus Christ! The three of us have always loved Christmas (who doesn't), but Christmas music is another story.Those old, beautiful Christmas carols that were really like Christmas themed hymns have always been favorites of ours. But all the songs about Santa and reindeer and presents and the Grinch and Frosty and chestnuts and sleigh bells and... well you get the idea. Those songs have always bugged us. Not only are most of them on the musical level of Barney and Friends singalong songs, but the lyrics are NOT about Christmas! So when we decided to record a Christmas album, we knew we were not going to record sentimental mush. We chose the beautiful old Christmas hymns. People don't write lyrics like that anymore. But rather than record the same arrangements that have been done countless times, we wrote brand new arrangements. For me, the new music for these songs has made the lyrics come alive. Sometimes you get so used to hearing the same thing the same way for so long that you stop paying attention to what the song is actually saying. We hope these new arrangements make these songs feel fresh and new to you. We hope the lyrics penetrate your heart and set your focus on our God who came to visit us. Our God who came to save us. Our "God with us". "Rejoice! Emmanuel has come to thee!"

Many blessings to you and your loved ones this Christmas season!

Andrew, Christin and Kaitie

~Truth Bomb