Katie Ditschun brings a moment of calm to the holiday season with new single Be Still — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
“For me, this is a winter song to sing during Christmastime,” the Canadian contemporary jazz-pop singer-songwriter says, “but the lyrics don’t mention a specific holiday, so it’s really for anyone who enjoys the warm glow of light on a winter’s night. My hope is that people will listen to it, maybe all cozied up by the fire, and feel the calm and peacefulness I wanted to bring them. I consider Be Still to be a kind of Silent Night.
“In January of 2020, I found myself inspired to write this song,” she reflects. “Christmas 2019 had been a quiet, peaceful holiday for me, so the lyrics are simply about taking the time during the holiday season to slow down and fully appreciate the beauty, joy, and peace that we can see, feel, and share. At this time, leading into Christmas 2020, our society is struggling. It’s my hope we will soon remember how love brings us hope and joy.”
Be Still is Ditschun’s first single following the release of her 2019 debut album Spare Skirt. In addition to writing throughout the year, Ditschun offered audiences around the world a virtual respite from the goings-on through an extensive and pioneering series of virtual performances and complimentary introductory vocal lessons via Facebook.
Watch Be Still above, hear more from Katie Ditschun below, and keep up with her via her website, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.