By: Amanda Hather
EP – Don’t Spend Christmas
Download Link –https://itunes.apple.com/ca/
Release Date – December 1st, 2015
Genre – Indie/Folk
Myles from Home is originally from Linden, Manitoba and is now based in Montreal. He has released a six song EP for Christmas showcasing covers of his favourite Christmas songs which he has put his certainly unique twist on. The EP was released on December 1st and features some of the most known Christmas songs played during the holiday season.
“Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” opens the EP with a bang and certainly doesn’t sound like the usual new old fashioned way. He plays with some of the lyrics, making the song his own. “Walking In A Winter Wonderland” is also changed up a bit, mixing in a bit of John Mayer’s “Your Body Is A Wonderland” with Myles’ rendition of the Christmas hit. “Good King Wenceslas” is the softest song on the EP, played with very calming, beautiful acoustic guitar in the background, complimenting the harmonies in the vocals. “Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight)” also takes on his more folk rock approach to songs and is more guitar centric than the other songs, with an added bit of harmonica. The EP is finished off with a slower, more acoustic version of “All I Want For Christmas”, and a whistle filled rendition of “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”.
This EP filled with family favourites is sure to please those who are a fan of the indie and folk genres. Myles’ twist on the classics is definitely something you’ve never heard before and needs to be heard to be fully appreciated.
I’m a Toronto girl born and raised but have been living in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick since 2010. Music and writing are my two passions, so what better place for me to be than a writer with Canadian Beats? I have been writing for the blog since May of 2013 and have had so many great experiences because of it. I listen to almost every kind of music but my favourites are pop rock, rock, indie, folk, and any other combinations of them. Concerts are definitely my favourite place to be, especially when you’re right against the barricade and can feel the energy from the band and the crowd, everyone singing the same lyrics and moving to the music. I also have a college degree in Business Administration and hope to one day be able to publish a novel.