By: Jenna Melanson
Album – Lit Up
Release Date – November 13, 2015
iTunes Link – https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/lit-up-music-for-christmas/id1055782013
Genre – Jazz/ Christmas
Victoria, BC based jazz/ instrumental band, Astrocolor has released their debut album, which came just in time for the holiday season. “Lit Up” is a ten track album of Christmas music released via Last Gang Records on November 13, 2015. The album features ten holiday classics, which have been “deconstructed and reinvented”.
My first thought as the album began with “Do You Hear What I Hear?” was that this was going to be a great, relaxing listen, and was I ever right. Although you may recognize the songs as classics, they are re-done in such a way that you could easily believe they are original tracks as they sound just different enough, which shows the talent behind Astrocolor.
My favourites on the album were “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”, but that being said, I completely enjoyed each track, and I can say that it had me relaxed and thinking about the holiday season that is quickly approaching.
If you’re looking for a new way to listen to old Christmas classics, this may just be the thing for you!
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.