Canadian pop recording artist Kyle Richardson is pleased to share his new holiday single, “Christmas Time This Year” – which is now on all digital platforms.
Released November 15th, the single marks the first-ever holiday single for the smooth-voiced Vancouver-based singer after a creative hiatus to reset his artistic ambitions. Richardson is celebrating his career resurgence with a song that simultaneously taps into his own nostalgia for the holiday season while also setting the tone for his new musical direction.
Richardson says, “Growing up, I always loved the Christmas season, and the holiday songs and movies that came along with it. I wanted to write and record a really warm, nostalgic Christmas tune that could evoke the memories of Christmas seasons past while also being an optimistic and hopeful tune for Christmas times to come.”
Drawing on influences ranging from Michael Bublé to Ed Sheeran and Coldplay, “Christmas Time This Year” is a pop ballad infused with an uplifting, soulful, and emotional flavour. It’s also the latest collaboration between Richardson and acclaimed writer-producer Jeff Dawson (Daniel Powter, Eleven Past One, State of Shock).
Having connected when Richardson moved to Vancouver from his hometown of Vernon, British Columbia, Richardson and Dawson have formed a strong creative synergy that has led them to develop over a dozen songs together over the past year and a half. The final selections – including Richardson’s next single, “Anything” – will be part of the artist’s first full-length album, “Louder Than Words”, due in 2020.
“Christmas Time This Year” is available for streaming on all digital platforms.