Listen to the new compilation album from JFH!
Listen to the latest compilation album from JFH!

JFH Indie Review

JFH Indie Music Spotlight Review

Shaylee Simeone

Shaylee Simeone
The Holidays EP

Street Date: November 29, 2019
Style: Pop / Christmas
Official Site: Official Website
Buy It: iTunes
Buy It: AmazonMP3



With a smoky, soulful voice and a heart for worship, singer/songwriter Shaylee Simeone has been pouring her heart out through song for the better part of a decade. Though most of her releases have been singles, her most notable work is a two-part EP series called For the Love of the Sea, released in 2016. This year, she’s trying her hand at Christmas music, and the results are delightful.

Now, this isn’t Simeone’s first take on Christmas music; she released an EP called Happy Christmas in 2013. But her new release, The Holidays, features some songs, new and classic, with some slightly different styles than six years ago. The former EP dealt mostly in piano pop and acoustic folk, which continues in the latter’s “We Three Kings” and “When You Come (Mary’s Song).” The three remaining new songs feature more of a jazz/pop leaning. It’s not quite the jazzy style of Lauren Daigle’s Christmas album, but is more along the lines of Pretty Speeches by Poema. It sounds great in “Merry Christmas Baby” and the Simeone original “The Holidays,” as well as the cover of Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas.”

Shaylee Simeone is a very talented singer, and she clearly has a knack for Christmas music. Happy Christmas has a touch of the spiritual side of the holiday as well as a good dose of the heartwarming, romantic side. It’s a short EP, but all five of its tracks are wonderful choices to add to your Christmas music playlists.

- Review date: 12/3/19, written by Scott Fryberger of Jesusfreakhideout.com

 

JFH Indie Spotlight Review . Record Label: None
. Album length: 5 tracks: 21 minutes, 6 seconds
. Street Date: November 29, 2019
. Buy It: iTunes
. Buy It: AmazonMP3

  1. Merry Christmas Baby (4:16)
  2. The Holidays (4:44)
  3. We Three Kings (3:33)
  4. This Christmas (4:19)
  5. When You Come (Mary's Song) (4:14)

 

Jesusfreakhideout.com News

 

 

go to main Indie review page
go to Indie Review Index

 

           
Check out the new full-length album from our very own, Chase Tremaine!

Search JFH



This Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Hulvey Prelude [Reach]

This Friday, January 24, 2020
Cory Asbury The Father's House (Deluxe) - Single [Bethel]
Audrey Assad Shiloh - Single (independent)
Colony House Leave What's Lost Behind [Roon]
Colton Dixon Miracles - Single [Atlantic / Hear It Loud]
Jordan and Jessa I Cannot Outrun Your Grace - Single (independent)
William McDowell Only You Can Satisfy (feat. Chris Lawson) [Live] - Single [Integrity]
Nashville Life Music Reconciler - Single [Integrity]
Chris Renzema Springtime - Single [Centricity]
Silent Planet The Night God Slept Redux [Solid State]
Tauren Wells Citizen of Heaven [Provident Label Group]
Chase Tremaine Unfall (independent)

We Are The City RIP [Tooth & Nail]

Next Friday, January 31, 2020
Huntingtons ¡MUERTO, CARCEL, O ROCANROL! [Burnt Toast Vinyl]
Matt Redman Let There Be Wonder [Integrity]
Sammy Ward Hymns Anew [Vibraslap]


For all release dates, click here!
 



Listen to the new double album from Jason Marion!




Listen to the new JFH Podcast episode!