Rachael Lampa has released a Christmas EP, and I just received mine. It features three new songs as follows:
1. God Is With Us 4.5/5
It is the first Christmas song Rachael has written, and it definitely has her own personal musical style here. I love that it doesn't have that full on Christmas sound, so you could really listen to this all year round. Definitely the best song on this EP.
2. O Holy Night 4.5/5
The intro to the song is definitely way too long but the vocals are spot on and stunning. Not really a modern twist to the song, but beautifully sung.
3. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas 3.5/5
The Christmas sound I mentioned previously definitely applies here, so I wouldn't really be listening to this track after December... a nice upbeat track that would play well in a ballroom or some big dinner... A good song, but doesn't stand out like "God Is With Us".
I'm not a fan of christmas songs but when it gets modernised or sung by someone you like listening to, it is a whole new experience. I definitely like Rachael's version of O Holy Night- quite raw and reminds me of her musical style. However, not too fond of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"... just isn't a christmas song that I am familiar with, but has potential to grow on me.