Josh Garrels has announced the arrival date of his newest album, The Light Came Down, set for release November 24 on Small Voice Records. Garrels’ first-ever Christmas release features 15 holiday songs, including original compositions and fresh takes on familiar and non-traditional favorites.
“I’ve always loved Christmas music for its sacred content and the sense of ‘otherworldliness’ it brings to the season,” says Garrels. “There’s a nostalgic warmth I feel toward these particular songs that are only dusted off once a year. For a long time I’ve been looking forward to the day when I would make my own musical contribution to the treasure trove of beloved songs from Christmas past. The day has come.”
The Light Came Down was recorded at Tucker Martine’s Flora Recording & Playback in Portland, OR with help from producer Isaac Wardel (Bifrost Arts, The Welcome Wagon). Garrels also brought in a seasoned cast of players including James McAlister (Sufjan Stevens), Anthony LaMarca (War on Drugs), Tyler Chester (Blake Mills), and Jay Foote (Sandra McCracken, The Welcome Wagon).
Pre-sales for The Light Came Down begin on 11-17-16 (digital & physical) All pre-orders for The Light Came Down (link) come with an instant download of new single “Gloria.” The album will be available on Dec. 1 for streaming on Spotify.