one year ago, i attempted to write my first original Christmas song. i called it “snow.” last year, shortly after the song was written/released, a good friend of mine, bob davidson helped me put together a music video for it. the idea was – i’d ask listeners all over the world to email small clips of holiday footage (snow, christmas lights, etc) and my gifted pal, bob would compile all of these little clips together, creating the video for “snow.” i think it turned out real nice and i wanted to re-post it, since the holidays are now well underway!
be sure to click the little snowflake icon in the youtube controls tab! it adds a wintery experience to the whole thing
much love to you!
p.s. be sure to grab the FREE 11-song Christmas Collection from NoiseTrade now, while it’s still up! Only a few more days left to grab it! (includes “snow” and this year’s 2 additions “silent night” & “Christmas is All Around” from the film “Love, Actually!”)
The holidays are HERE! And I sincerely hope that this year’s are your finest yet!!
In keeping with Sleeping At Last tradition, I am pleased to inform you that this year’s FREE Christmas cover recordings are now available!!!
I chose the Christmas classic, “Silent Night” for this year’s song… AND for fun, as an added bonus, I recorded a little version of “Christmas is All Around,” which is of course from the film “Love Actually” (a favorite holiday movie of mine)… In the movie it’s sung by “Billy Mack” (played by Bill Nighy) and is a rather silly song.
Hope you enjoy ‘em!!
There are TWO ways to grab these songs for FREEright now…
1. If you already have the previous year’s Christmas recordings (“Christmas Collection“) – you can download JUST these two new songs and add them to your collection by clicking HERE!
(Note: You must “Like” the Sleeping At Last Facebook page to access the downloads!)
2. If you DON’T have the previous year’s songs – go grab the “Christmas Collection” for FREE right now via NoiseTrade, where this year’s songs have been added! (Making a total of 11 FREE Christmas songs! Hoorah!) Grab the whole thang here!
Happy Holidays, friends!! You are incredible and I can’t thank you enough for this amazing year!!
Much Love & Warmth, Ryan – Sleeping At Last
P.S. HUGE thanks to my good friend, Chris Bethea for his excellent work mastering “Silent Night”! If you’re a musician, check him out! And a HUGE thanks to my pals at RootMusic for their help and incredible tools for musicians!
Here in Illinois, we got our first “real” snow today. Not exactly a wintery-wonderland just yet – just an inch or two, but it’s definitely looking like the holidays are well underway around here! I hope you’re staying warm (physically and emotionally…)
Just wanted to tell you about a few things on the Sleeping At Last front.
YEARBOOK BOX SETS
Pleased to inform you that the Yearbook CD Box Sets are NOW shipping!! Just posted pictures of what the box set looks like… take a look.
If you’re looking to buy this as a gift for someone super special, my amazing merch team has told me to encourage you to place your orders soon, as we are working hard to make sure everyone receives their stuff in time to give these little beauts as gifts before the big day arrives.
Also wanted to remind you that the official Yearbook Art Prints are now shipping as well! They turned out so lovely and of course feature the beautiful cover art for each of the Yearbook EPs. Check ‘em out here!
As if those two items weren’t cool enough gift ideas – we also have a gazillion shirt options. We EVEN have clothes for little ones – official Sleeping At Last Onesies!! Check all of that out here.
“TURNING PAGE” LIVE VIDEO
Just uploaded a brand new video of my song “Turning Page.” Recorded live at Eletrical Audio in Chicago! Check it outttttttt here!
HUGE thanks to Bob Davidson, Justin Ahrens of Rule29, Brian MacDonald & Jose Rivera of Wonderkind for making this video possible, and to Chris Bethea for an incredible job mixing the song!
DEC. 15th SHOW IN CALIFORNIA
On Dec. 15th, I’ll be playing music with several incredible musicians (Jon Foreman being one of ‘em!) for an Invisible Children Benefit show at the Troubadour in Hollywood, CA! Hope to see you!!!! Info can be gotten here!!!
In keeping with tradition, I’m giving out my version of a Christmas card – a FREE 9-song Christmas album via NoiseTrade! Visit noisetrade.com/sleepingatlast to download it! PLUS I plan to add this year’s Christmas recording soon… will keep you posted!
Whew… there’s even more to tell you, but this email is getting long, so I’ll be in touch again soon! Thanks so much for reading!! I appreciate you a lot!!
Much Love, Ryan Sleeping At Last
p.s. here’s a list of things i love right now…
1. “Amazing Breaker” (yet another addicting iphone game… i can’t help myself) 2. DVR(with how crazy the last year has been with deadlines and time constraints, DVR has become my best friend. oh tv, how i love thee.) 3. Arthur Christmas (i admit, after seeing the trailer i had little to no interest in seeing this movie. BUT it’s amazing and one of my favorites of the year… go see it!) 4. Rule29 and Wonderkind (2 incredible companies made up of incredible people! they are responsible for the “turning page” live video mentioned above AND the upcoming official music video for “emphasis”… more info to come!)
about a month ago, i spent a day in my favorite studio in the universe, electrical audio in chicago. my time there was multi-purposed – i wanted to film the upcoming official music video for my song “emphasis” there, but since the studio has so much incredible live recording gear, i also though it would be fun to do several live song performances as well. several of those tracks will be released in the coming months, in addition to the “emphasis” official video. one of the songs i filmed was a piano and vocal only live version of “turning page” from the breaking dawn soundtrack/movie.
it has been officially posted – hope you enjoy it!
HUGE, huge, huge thanks to following folks for making this video possible!