It’s that time of year again where we put aside our differences and agree that there are too many new Christmas albums. The yearly jingle bell-bottleneck is a modern pop music phenomenon. Whether artists are propelled by morality, money or Mariah Carey, we just want to know: is anything in the 2021 slush pile worthy of the Christmas canon? Indie rock band The Fisherman and his Soul have a fantastic release to break the monotony.
The Fisherman and his Soul is actually a project of Sebastian Voss, a German musician. Lars Schmidt takes up lead vocals and programming of their latest single – ‘Santa’s Bat’. Sebastian was originally a pop fanatic who discovered punk and indie rock in his teens. It was a turning point in his life, when he realized indie rock had this beautiful do it yourself culture and the sophistication of German music would go really well with this genre.
Santa’s Bat starts off with some nice Christmas themed melody. Just like any other indie song, theres a sudden explosion of all the instruments and vocals coming in right at the beginning of the track. The track slowly settles down but before you know it, its coming to an end. This 2-minute single, leaves you wanting for more. Definitely not anyone’s Christmas anthem but a lovely track to enjoy this festive season. Peppy and energetic, Sebastian’s creativity knows no bounds with some very nice background vocals. Schmidt does a really good job on the lead vocals while Voss’s backing vocals add the energy to the track. There are faint instances of brass in the beginning and the end of the track to give it the Christmas vibe.
Crisp and clean, iconic. You really couldn’t ask for anything better than this. Give ‘Santa’s Bat’ a listen:
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