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Kate Magdalena - ' The Christmas Song'

Review By Reagan March & Staff

The “The Christmas Song” cover by Kate Magdalena is the perfect holiday song that we needed with it’s intimate seasonal feel. The emotionally played instrumental is the along with Magdalena’s soothing voice feels like a song sung to an open fire. With the piano being the crucial instrument of the piece, the mid-piece instrumental is what truly signifies intensity and growth in the piece, creating overall well-rounded musicianship.

Besides the soothing instrumental, Magdalena’s voice has a clear tone allowing her vocal beauty to shine through. The original message of this song is excellently portrayed through the passion in Magdalena’s voice while she sings lyrics such as, “And so I’m offering a simple phrase, for kids from one to ninety-two. Although it’s been said, many times many ways, merry Christmas to you”. The soothing feeling that the holidays bring is portrayed with warmth and sincerity.

Kate Magdalena once again did not disappoint with her cover of “The Christmas Song”, and it deserves a worthwhile listen to during this holiday season. The impact of this song is unique to the listeners interpretation and connection to the lyrics, but overall can be a classic piece for anyone wanting to bring some tranquility to their holidays. What outstanding music does Kate Magdalena have coming up next? Be sure to keep up with all her new releases and check out some beautiful offerings on her website. In addition, Kate's holiday songs, "The Christmas Song" and "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" will be featured on WNIR's "Holiday Spectacular" Radio Show every night at 6:30pm from December 15 - December 31st.


About Kate Magadalena

KateMagdalena is an independent singer-songwriter out of New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, whose songs have been aired on country radio nationally. Most at home in folk-pop and adult contemporary, she calls her genre ‘Timely Americana’, as she is inspired to write for the particular times in which we live. Kate was selected by BWH Music (Boston) as one of 2020 Women to Watch: Best Female Independent Artists, and her recent album “The Water Is Wide” was just awarded Best Album in the Adult Contemporary genre in the 2020 W.A.M. Awards. The album, released in August 2020, contains 9 songs of water and land, including the iconic covers “Downtown” and “I Know A Heartache When I See One,” as well as several original songs crafted from well-loved poems like “The Waking,” (nominated for Best Song, Social Justice 2020 W.A.M.) “Sea Fever,” and “Cloths of Heaven.” On this album is also Magdalena’s song “Backstory” about some of what we are witnessing now; the song was nominated for a W.A.M. Award in the social justice category.

In November of 2019, Magdalena released her second album of songs, with Grammy nominated producer Billy Smiley (Johnny Cash, WhiteHeart, Clay Aiken) titled “A Larger Dance” with singles – Be the Lark, New Earth, Battle Hymn, Streets of Any Town. The full album includes songs by Joan Armatrading, Leonard Cohen, Sinead O’Connor, and Crosby, Stills & Nash. The title track “A Larger Dance” was chosen by BWH Music as one of the best songs of 2019.

Kate’s first album “Acquainted With the Night” was released in 2018 and contains the song “United (to Save the World)” (featured in the album “Peace Street” by BWH Music. Kate is at work on an EP for Christmas time, and on her album expected spring 2021, “CANYONLANDS.” She lives happily ever after with her husband Randall in Northern, CA and Franklin, TN.

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