‘Home’, is the stunning new EP for the holidays by classical soul pioneer, Alexis Ffrench – out now on Sony Music.
The festive-packed EP follows the recent release of his brand new album, ‘Dreamland’, which found Alexis sketching a musical landscape more Moby than Beethoven, more Air than Bach, driven by a love of Tyler The Creator, Anderson. Paak and Kaytranada.
There is something for everyone on this latest instalment of solo piano masterpieces, including beloved seasonal favourites ‘O Holy Night’, ‘Feliz Navidad’ and ‘Happy Xmas (War Is Over)’ – as well as gorgeous new compositions ‘A Time for Giving’ and ‘Simple Gifts’.
Alexis comments; “For me, the holiday season is about spending time at home with my family, playing board games together and reflecting on the year. After such a turbulent year, I’ll be thinking about those who are isolated at home, and those for whom ‘home’ isn’t a happy place to be. I send my warmest wishes, as together we look towards a brighter 2021, and I hope my music can be a source of comfort.”
Alongside the stunning EP release, Alexis today releases a touching music video for his arrangement of ‘O Holy Night’. He explains: “This piece brings so many feelings and memories of home, hope, warmth, comfort, family, church and more. I know it’s a firm favourite for many people, and I truly hope you enjoy my arrangement.”
The EP includes three festive favourites and two new compositions – ‘Simple Gifts’ and ‘A Time For Giving’. Of the latter, Alexis notes: “Whilst this track was written with the holidays in mind, I am mindful that it’s important to be kind to and considerate of those in need, especially in times such as these. If there was ever A Time For Giving, it is most certainly now.
In a tumultuous time worldwide, Alexis’ music has been a welcome break from the backdrop of noise – as well as his calm, wise words – lending his voice to the Black Lives Matter Movement. In the absence of any live concerts, Alexis made two recent appearances on Songs Of Praise, and just last weekend on The Andrew Marr Show for Remembrance Sunday – the show’s first live performance in 8 months.
‘Home’ EP Tracklist:
1. Holy Night
2. A Time for Giving
3. Feliz Navidad
4. Simple Gifts
5. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)