Soul singer, Elijah Connor has delivered the season’s most exquisite gift with the release of “This Christmas” – his soulful rendition of timeless holiday classics. The gifted Detroit native has a familiar romanticism in his voice that makes you want to fall in love with the holidays. Mark your calendars and put this timeless masterpiece on your wish list November 12.
A compilation of songs including bonus tracks are on the holiday collection. The EP leads with Noel and Silent Night. Both renditions hold true to standard yet, Connor’s vocal presence lends contemporary appeal – introducing the classics to a completely new audience. Joy To The World, This Christmas, and Sorry are soused with Connor’s raspy yet sultry voice –they’re cozy like warmed brandy during the holidays. It’s easy to see that a lot of care went into the making of this EP.
There’s hardly a wasted moment to be found on this soul stirring Collection. Connor has a way of capturing the essence of the holidays and the peace that this season brings while shaking off all pretenses. The instrumentation of strings, percussion, and of course, piano, works throughout the record as a great complement to Connor’s sui generis vocals.
Tracks Don’t You and I Will are sneak peeks into his forthcoming full length debut expected early 2014 on Mo Serious Records. Connor won Music Choice’s New Male Urban Artist of the Year in 2011 and has written for Grammy nominated R&B artist/producer, Mario Winans.