from the heart
Our music - Our thoughts
Darla was inspired to come up with the melodies for the songs of this project, which really fueled the writing aspect for me (Trevor). What was interesting, was that I couldn't help but write about the true meaning of Christmas. So, our songs depart from singing about the trappings of Christmas and address the reason that Christ came to earth in the first place.
Apart from being unknown, taking this approach potentially alienates many who have come to love the songs about the trappings of Christmas; sleigh bells, reindeer, mistletoe, etc. But it is difficult to not focus on a royal person, leaving his kingdom to be a sacrifice for many, because only he could. That's what Christ did. "That First Christmas" takes us back to the miracle of the Lord of everything who appears as a helpless babe, in a cold manger, so many years ago.
So, these songs force us to reexamine the account in the bible, about the one who came to save us from our sins. In fact, in the song "To Save Us All" we are reminded that the point of Christ's birth, was that easter would happen and we are thankful. We hope you would message us to pre-order this project.
Lorie and Todd Richmond are friends of ours and they love Christmas. We know for sure that Todd does! We don't remember exactly how it went down, but at the end of three months (or so) of writing, we had five original Christmas songs, and we know it started with them.
The thought of doing a Christmas album did anyway. Coincidentally, the Indie label we do our projects with did a promotion for a Christmas EP. Because we did projects in the past, we knew that all artists have to record original songs, so obviously if we were going to take the deal, we had to write original stuff. However, apparently the common practice is to record re-worked Christmas songs, you know, the ones we all grew up listening to. Well, we didn't.
The producer was surprised (impressed?) that we did. We are hoping that everyone is truly blessed by the project. The songs focus us to the real reason for Christmas, "That First Christmas" as the EP is entitled.