Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Young Readers - "Silent Night"

Considering Jeff and I met while working for a children's book company, you're always going to get our attention when you name your band/project Young Readers, and even more so when your press release calls your version of a Christmas classic "chilling." Considering it's an acapella version of a song we all know, how chilling can it be? When Young Readers do "Silent Night," the answer is pretty chilling. Jordan Herrera strips the song completely down to just his own voice (with the exception of the chorus at the very end) and a song we've all known and heard countless times over our lives has a new life. It's as unsettling as it is beautiful, but still sucks you in like no version that you've heard in years. "Silent Night" was written two hundred years ago (2018 is the actual two hundredth anniversary of the song) and Young Readers somehow inject new life into the song.

You can listen to Young Readers's version of "Silent Night" below. For more on Young Readers, be sure to check out the band's Facebook and Bandcamp.

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