VERNON-RAISED KYLE RICHARDSON BRINGS HOLIDAY POP SPIRIT TO THE ACOUSTIC VIDEO FOR
“CHRISTMAS TIME THIS YEAR”
Canadian pop recording artist Kyle Richardson – who grew up in Vernon before moving to Vancouver – is pleased to share the new music video for the acoustic version of his current holiday single, “Christmas Time This Year”. The video is directed by Meaghan Gipps.
“Christmas Time This Year” is the first single release for Richardson following a creative hiatus to reset his artistic ambitions. The smooth-voiced singer is celebrating his newfound inspiration with a song that simultaneously taps into his own nostalgia for the holiday season while also setting the tone for his new musical direction.
Richardson says, “Growing up, I always loved the Christmas season, and the holiday songs and movies that came along with it. I wanted to write and record a really warm, nostalgic Christmas tune that could evoke the memories of Christmas seasons past while also being an optimistic and hopeful tune for Christmas times to come.”
Drawing on influences ranging from Michael Bublé to Ed Sheeran and Coldplay, “Christmas Time This Year” is a pop ballad infused with an uplifting, soulful, and emotional flavour. It’s also the latest collaboration between Richardson and acclaimed writer-producer Jeff Dawson (Daniel Powter, Eleven Past One, State of Shock). They formed a strong creative synergy after Richardson moved from Vernon to Vancouver.
“Christmas Time This Year” – co-written by the duo – is one of more than a dozen new songs that the two have teamed up on over the past year and a half. The final selections – including Richardson’s next single, “Anything” – will be part of the artist’s first full-length album, “Louder Than Words”, due in 2020.
The music video for the acoustic version of “Christmas Time This Year” is now available on YouTube. The original single is available for streaming on all digital platforms.
Featured photo: Kyle-Richardson. Photo Credit: Erich Saide Photography.