'Tis the Season
Critically Acclaimed, Award-Winning Artist Rehya Stevens Delivers Her Second Christmas Album, ‘Tis the Season on November 12th
LOS ANGELES, CA (November 2, 2021) - Following the success of her all-original 2018 Christmas album Celebrate, her upcoming album 'Tis the Season embraces more of the unbridled fun displayed in her most popular seasonal song, “Jingle Jangle,” which secured seven placements in various feature films and tv shows including Noelle (Disney +), The War with Grandpa, Black Christmas, Sense, Sensibility & Snowmen (Hallmark) and more. “If Celebrate is the album you enjoy with a glass of wine by the fire, 'Tis the Season is the album you play in the morning over a cup of coffee while baking cookies, wrapping gifts - and the whole family is hanging out together with bed-hair,” says Rehya. The powerhouse singer-songwriter calls it her 'romancing the madness of the holiday season' album. “It’s sheer joy and celebration,” she says.
'Tis the Season slips eight all-new, original Christmas songs under the tree along with 3 covers of beloved classics.
Compared to Rudolph's bright-red nose, "The Old Red Sleigh" is blinding; the track is decorated with a bouncy western rhythm section, barbershop-style vocal arrangements and gritty hollow-body guitars by Gene Siegel. "Marry Me for Christmas" harkens back to the Brill Building era of Carole King/Gerry Goffin with a modern twist; the girl proposes to the guy while singing, "You're looking so tight, Mr. Right - like the star of a movie show / And I'm all dressed up in white / tonight, there's no better place to go." "Christmas is Coming Soon" features lush chamber orchestration with lyrics that seemingly fuse the stylings of "The 12 Days of Christmas" meets a festive ole' Irish drinking song. The 60’s inspired "Santa, Won’t you Hurry" blazes in the spirit of the love-sick holiday hits "All I Want for Christmas is You" (Mariah Carey) and "Baby, Please Come Home" (Darlene Love), while "Wonderland of Winter" nestles in blissful poetry as an ode to winter’s wonders with a gentle harp, lush strings and a kid’s choir to chase away your bah-humbug blues. Stevens welcomes a stellar cast of collaborators on this new collection with Grammy-nominated producer/co-writer Tom Keane (Chaka Khan, Chicago, Barbra Striesand, Nathan East, Mack Keane), Jon Kubis (DWTS, Showtime at the Apollo, Quincy Jones, Dolly Parton), Michael NOMAD Ripoll (Tommy Sims, Walter Afanasieff, Stevie Wonder, Josh Groban) and Gardner Cole (Madonna, Amy Grant). With the title track already gracing the screen in Noelle (Disney +), and Victoria’s Secret 2020 in-app holiday ad, 'Tis the Season is jingling merrily down the lane for all to enjoy this Christmas and many more to come.
Purchase and Stream 'Tis the Season on all major streaming platforms on November 12th