By Amy Sondova Sparrow recording artist Josh Wilson (who is one of our Christmas Un-Rappers) likes to create, so despite releasing a debut album in April, he began work on several Christmas projects in July. One of those projects was a digital album, Sing: A Christmas EP. Consider it Josh’s contribution to the world of musical merriment. Containing only three songs—one instrumental, one original, and one classic—the album perfectly blends creativity and originality, while showcasing Josh’s masterful guitar playing.
Creativity:: 10 Josh should get a 10 just for his amazing advent calendar, which will be available Dec. 1 at joshwilsonmusic.com. He does more with three songs than most people do with an entire Christmas album.
Original Songs:: 8 Kudos to Josh for recording “Sing,” an original song that plays to his pop vocals. It lacks the traditional sound of most Christmas songs, but invites listeners to “sing” along.
Classic Covers:: 10 You haven’t heard “The First Noel” until you’ve heard Josh Wilson’s instrumental version. This song alone makes the EP a valuable commodity. His contemporary styling of “Angels We Have Heard on High” is also quite good.
Musical Score:: 10 Josh Wilson is an innovative musician and producer, which provides for a plethora of interesting sounds. The use of various instruments, melodies, and rhythms make three songs seem like a full album.
Overall Holly Jolliness:: 10 Sing: A Christmas EP is a delightful addition to my music collection. It’s flowing with holly jolliness.
Total= 48, which means that if Santa’s going digital this year, you can expect to get a download of this EP from ol’ Saint Nick. But why wait until Christmas Day? Get it now!
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You can find Sing: A Christmas EP and the rest of our great “12 Days of Christmas Music” reviewed albums in Backseat Writer’s online store, Drive-By Shopping, under the “12 Days of Christmas Music” category!