Kyle Richardson gets to the heart of the holidays with an intimate new video for the acoustic version of his seasonal single Christmas Time This Year — premiering exclusively on Tinnitist.
Christmas Time This Year is the first single for the Canadian pop recording artist following a creative hiatus to reset his artistic ambitions. The smooth-voiced singer is celebrating his newfound inspiration with a song that simultaneously taps into his own nostalgia for the holiday season while also setting the tone for his new musical direction.
“Growing up, I always loved the Christmas season, and the holiday songs and movies that came along with it,” Richardson says. “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).
Christmas Time This Year is one of a dozen new songs Richardson and Dawson have teamed up on. The final selections from their recent creative synergy — including Richardson’s next single, Anything — will be part of the his first full-length album Louder Than Words, due in 2020.