…is for you to listen to my dad’s latest Christmas single!
The Silva’s have always been musically talented people. Growing up I can remember attending local concerts and weddings and restaurants where someone in my family would be performing. I remember our family road trips to the beach or Cape Cod consisted of the four of us listening to my dad’s Beatle-esque CDs that were recorded in his little home studio in our basement. Actually, now that I think about it, my family still does all of this to this day. Whether it’s singing or playing an instrument or performing in church choirs, they’ve always been blessed with an amazing gift. And then…well…there’s me. Who’s the girl singing way out of key during Christmas Eve carols you ask? That would definitely be me! I’ve fully accepted the fact that I can’t hold a note, but, ever since I started writing I thought it’d be kind of exciting to write a song with my dad. So, with a catchy beat and lyrics that rhymed, “Waiting On Christmas” was produced (you can find the links below).
All instrumental credit goes to my father. He did an incredible job. With its fun and festive sound, I knew I had some pretty high expectations to meet with the lyrics, but I was happy to do so. As I was writing the song, I hadn’t realized how different it would be from writing a blog post. Besides formulating a storyline, I had to consider rhyming and whether or not the words in a verse matched the beat of a song. It was a little challenging, and it really put my creativity to the test. Nevertheless, I absolutely loved doing it! Who doesn’t like a like a little challenge outside of their comfort zone? Plus, I have a sneaky feeling that there will be more Silva-Silva collaborations to come!
iTunes: Waiting On Christmas
CD Baby: Waiting On Christmas
Enjoy! Comment on this post to let my father and I know what you think.