I wrote a song called ‘Quiet Christmas’ last week. It just sort of fell out of a small hole in my heart. We had our second baby last February, she’ll be 10 months on Saturday and almost nobody in our family has had a chance to meet her yet. I know everybody has their own story of how 2020 got weird so I thought we could sit with that together in song.
My idea was to record the song to release on Bandcamp Friday (Dec 4), a day on which they waive their fees as a gesture to help artists like me through a difficult year. Very nice of them. When I got it down it didn’t feel like enough. Could I record a whole album in less than a week? I haven’t released new music in years (more on that later). I don’t have a lot of time in my lockdown family days so I’d have about 30 hours total in which to make it. I went for it, because I needed something to focus on. Something to work toward. A little hope.
It took me until 11:59pm to finalize the track order and do a couple last minute edits and tweaks. This is the closest I’ll get to showing up on your doorstep for caroling this year. It’s a little bit nostalgic and a whole lot here and now. No bells and whistles, just me singing 2 new originals (Quiet Christmas and The Holidays Are Here) and 7 classics. Plain and simple. If you are a fan of my mellow acoustic stuff, like Jolene, Fall For Anything and Left Behind, this should be right up your alley. Quiet Christmas goes out to everybody that’s missing somebody this holiday season.
visit jeremyfisher.bandcamp.com to hear the full album.