Newly launched MultiEthnic Records, headed by GRAMMY, Dove and Stellar Award winning artist/producer Aaron Lindsey, celebrates the sounds of the season with Christmas Time Is Here Again, a new EP available for streaming and sales December 1.
The multi-artist project, which Lindsey refers to as “a virtual Christmas party with friends,” combines a mix of new and classic holiday songs and instrumental interludes produced by Lindsey and guest creators, including Eric Dawkins, Leonard Ray, Terrence Vaughn and John Stoddart. Lindsey also sings on the EP, soloing on the title track, dueting with R&B/neo-soul icon India.Arie on “This Is Christmas,” and joining guest vocalists Megan Tibbits, Greg Cox and Nick Chandler on “Merry Christmas (En Mi Corazon).” Additional guest vocalists include Instagram sensation Ashley Jayy, Third Culture Worship and MultiEthnic Records’ newly-signed artist, Kayla Berry, who makes her recording debut on the project.
For Lindsey and his collaborators, Christmas Time Is Here Again represents a family of friends coming together virtually to create and cheer others during a holiday season like no other.
“Christmas usually involves us gathering to fellowship, celebrate the birth of Christ and love on each other,” says Lindsey. “But this season, our connections may be virtual rather than in person. So in these unusual times, I decided to bring the party to listeners! The plan was to deliver as much excitement and fun as you’d have hanging out with all of us, listening to music and dreaming of brighter days… whatever your Christmas looks like, our prayer is that it’s filled with love, family, friends and great music.”
The complete tracklist for Christmas Time Is Here Again (Red Alliance Media) with featured vocalists is:
“Advent Intro” – Instrumental
“Christmas Time Is Here Again” – featuring Aaron Lindsey
“Merry Christmas (En Mi Corazon)” – featuring Aaron Lindsey, Megan Tibbits, Greg Cox, Nick Chandler
“This Is Christmas” – featuring Aaron Lindsey, India.Arie
“Candle-Lude” – featuring Ashley Jayy
“Mary Did You Know” – featuring Kayla Berry
“O Come Emmanuel” – featuring Third Culture Worship
“New Dawn” – Instrumental featuring Aaron Lindsey
Christmas Time Is Here Again is the first release from the Los Angeles-based MultiEthnic Records, following the release of founder Aaron Lindsey’s own single, “Take Care”, earlier this year. For Lindsey, launching and helming MER is the culmination of a two-decades-long career in which he has worked with leading artists including William McDowell, Israel and New Breed, Marvin Sapp, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Kenny Lattimore, David & Nicole Binion, India.Arie, Thalles Roberto, Darlene Zschech and Karen Clark Sheard.