Tune Tuesday: Nils Bech, Uppermost, Kissing Party
It is good to be back and running! This week, we’ll focus on what makes this time of year special as well as have spark that familiar holiday tone.
Nils Bech – “O Helga Natt”
Sensible Reason fell in love with the Norwegian artist, Nils Bech, when “Glimpse of Hope” was released. After a phenomenal debut on DFA Records, Bech has returned to dazzle listeners with a Swedish version of a classic Christmas song — “O Holy Night.” Listening to the Oslo Strings accompany the performance artist is a stroke of genius; Bech’s voice is angelic and truly heavenly. It’s as if Bech was present at the Lord’s birth, and is gracing us with a memory.
Uppermost — “Constellation”
Paris is known for its beauty and glamour, and I’d like to believe it includes all forms of art. Behdad Nejatbakhshe, better known under the Uppermost moniker, has steadily built up a following and has received nothing short of wondrous applause. Nejatbakhshe had this to say about this interstellar song: “I made ‘Constellation’ with a cinematographic vision. For me, this track only takes on its full meaning once you let your imagination create a beautiful visual story to go along with it.” I truly believe his words, as the song is simply a celestial creation.
Origins (2011-2016) is slated for release Feb. 10.
Kissing Party – “Warren City Christmas”
Many artists over the years to tend to issue out a Christmas effort; needless to say, most are, if not, boring. The same, repetitious songs are spewed out with no creativity, nothing added to make the holidays extra special. Denver’s Kissing Party are here to change that — the group have set out to release an EP full of Christmas songs from years past (they released one holiday tune each year for the past four years) and it is refreshing to hear something new. While the tunes maintain that festive cheer, there’s nothing but truth spoken — sometimes around this time of year, some experience sadness and solitude.
Winter in the Pub is out now!