Halifax, NS-based multi-award nominated Canadian country crooner Lisa Richard has unveiled her fun, energetic new single, “Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick”.
“I wanted to create a song that felt like a down-home country Christmas singalong, and have people feel like a kid again,” Richard says. “Something to put a smile on your face, tap your toes, and share with family and friends.”
The song starts out with the scratchy rotation of an old record, followed by Christmas bells, and then the guitar and the banjo chime in. That’s when we immediately figure out that Lisa Richard and her band are about to give us a proper country Christmas song. The pace picks up, and that’s when you realize it’s the kind that makes you want to grab your family and friends for a little line dance across the living room. You might even want to shout the lyrics along with the chorus.
Producer Warren Robert added all the (literal) bells and whistles to give the song its old-time country feel, including the sound of the record spinning at the beginning.
“It gave it a very nostalgic feel,” Richard muses. “And don’t miss the sound of Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick laughing at the end of the song as well!”
Check out “Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick” below, and stay up to date with Lisa via her socials.
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