Oh, how I do love a good Christmas rock tune! Bearing that quintessential festive charm and undeniably uplifting sensibility, “Christmas Rock” is exactly the type of track to get listeners well and truly into the spirit of the season. The Silvers have done a sterling job of capturing that special feeling that the holiday period evokes and have done so through their solid songwriting and charm-lathered performances. The bouncy rhythms, pleasant vocal layers, and humorously quirky lyrics ensure “Christmas Rock” effectively achieves what it set out to do, and that’s to get those spirits raised and worries calmed.
Any uplifting Christmas song needs the type of lyrics that manage to capture the magic of the period and “Christmas Rock” most definitely accomplishes this, yet through a very rock’n’roll way indeed. Just like how the rock genre has become somewhat of the underdog in today’s modern music climate, the song bears a fun, cheeky, and undeniably humorous element regarding its perspective. Instead of focusing on the idea of perfection and the unobtainable notion of having to always be right-doing, the song places a refreshing focus on the free-spirited and carefree rock attitude of a kid that may make mistakes but is still deserving of that special dash of Christmas magic, and it works brilliantly. This is obviously bolstered by the song’s committed performances and solid songwriting, combining a laid-back sense of groove with plenty of engaging melodies to keep listeners well and truly on board for the duration.
Target Audience Appeal:
Fans of Christmas-tinted pop-rock will find this to be a highly enjoyable listening experience.
Artist target suggestions:
Wizard, The Ronettes, Shakin’ Stevens, Chris Rea, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Elton John, Steve Harley, Roy Wood, Slade, Bay City Rollers, Mott The Hoople
About The Reviewer:
Andre Avanessian is a freelance session musician, composer, and sound engineer based in the U.K. Having studied music production and composition at a degree level, he has taken his passion for all things audio-related to a level that has allowed him to become both a competent musician and performer. Being a self-confessed “Guitar Nerd” Andre has been continually studying the guitar, as well as teaching it, helping students learn the instrument, develop their songwriting, and become proficient in home recording.