My mailbox – both electronic and physical has been stuffed with Christmas music. Rather than run a list of who is doing what for Christmas, I decided to pick two that really struck me as stand outs. Those two are “Mi Nueva Bici” by Nancy Sanchez and Whitney Tai and Classical Guitarist, Michael Trainor ‘s winter EP debuting their original composition “Flowers By The Roadside,” plus an eclectic version of “Silent Night”, due out next week.
“Mi Nueva Bici” evokes memories of your childhood Christmas when you begged Santa to put a bicycle under the tree and there it was. Using a simple, happy tune on the keyboard, Nancy sings in Spanish about those joys, her voice lilting like a Christmas ornament reflecting a grinning statue of St. Nick on the mantelpiece, overlooking your two-wheeled treasure. The chords are simple, but sticky – it is the kind of song you can put on in the background as you decorate your tree or hum to yourself while cutting the dough for Christmas cookies. “Mi Nueva Bici” should be under everyone’s tree.