here’s a little more sparkle in the air this Holiday season, as Boston singer-songwriter Jeff Michaels releases another Christmas original. This year he’s pulling out all of the stops with a music video and free download of his new single “Sparkle and Lights.”
“Sparkle and Light was written for a TV project that we hope to see aired next year. We recorded this in multiple places, working out of my apartment as well as getting to do some tracking back in San Francisco with my old friend Adam Rossi. This was intended as a duet with my wife and songstress, Kerrin, but our little newborn wasn’t keen on remaining quiet when we were recording, so we will have to work on that version for next year!”
In the true spirit of Christmas, “Sparkle and Lights” opens with what can only be described as the sound of Christmas. The gleeful sound of ringing bells, the warming tone of bright guitars, and soft, comforting vocals. If you close your eyes while listening, it’s almost impossible not to envision the dream that the holiday season is; ice skating in New York, snowball fights, milk and cookies next to the fireplace while your parents read you a Christmas story, every comfort of Christmas is wrapped up in “Sparkle and Lights”
One thing is clear, “Sparkle and Lights” is the perfect extension to Michaels holiday single collection, “Green n’ Red,” and “It’s Been A Long Time, Christmas” to name a few. Speaking about his yearly tradition Michaels says, “One of the things I’ve learned time and time again is that music has the ability to heal, and this year it seems our little country needs a lot of healing.” This new song adds on from the years before it and makes it seem as though all hardship has been put behind us and we’re moving on with harmony.
Michaels is also the artist behind 2015 ’s, ‘Townie Paradise’, and has seen song placements in episodes of “The Real World” and “Teen Mom” (MTV) and the “T.O. Show” (VH1). You can watch the brand new video and single on Jeff Michaels’ YouTube or download the new single on his website.
“Sparkle and Lights” was produced by Scott Barkan, Jeff’s long-term songwriting partner from his band Even Elroy. The two have been working together on a new album, due out Spring 2019.