By Kyle Goffinet
With Thanksgiving being over, we are finally allowed to get into the holiday spirit. A certain record label came in and decided to get us even more excited for the Christmas season. On Black Friday, Invogue Records released one of the best Christmas compilations I have heard in a very long time. It was filled was original Christmas songs by artist one the label. All the songs are terrific, but I want to talk about some of my favorites from the album.
The first song I want to talk about is In Her Own Words cover of Yule Shoot Your Eye Out by Fall Out Boy. Joey’s vocals were a perfect fit for this song and staying away from the original acoustic style was such a great idea.
Secondly, I want to talk about the original Christmas song that Chase Huglin wrote. He takes his try at a full band song on Christmas Eve/Pierceton Queen and it turned out phenomenal. This really makes me excited to see what he will do full band related in the future.
Another stand out song was by the pals in Woven in Hiatus. They wrote an original song entitled Joy and just crushed it. Vocalist Luke Nagel has such a soothing voice and I was excited to hear the Christmas song the second it got announced. I expect BIG things from those guys in the future.
Hotel Books, Punchline, Convictions, and JT Woodruff all had great songs as well. Honestly ever artist on it did very well with their songs and it was so great to see my favorite record label put out an album for my favorite time of the year.
You can download the entire album on Bandcamp for FREE and it is also available on all streaming platforms!