25 Days of Christmas Music: ‘Simply Christmas’ – Leslie Odom Jr.

Leslie Odom Jr. offers a heartfelt and warming album to the musical landscape of Christmas 2016.  With stunningly captivating vocals Odom brings an enticing set of Christmas Carols to life in a traditional, yet engaging, way.

Leslie Odom Jr. is an American actor of theatre, film and television that has is currently performing as part of the Broadway show of the season, Hamilton.  After winning the 2016 Tony Award as ‘Best Actor in a Musical’ Odom has released 3 albums in 2016 and ‘Simply Christmas’ certainly is a winner.

‘Simply Christmas’ is so beautiful in the atmosphere it creates that you could easily play it on repeat in any late night sophisticated venue and never need to move again.  With understated lines, beautiful accompaniment and masterfully simple vocals, the title ‘Simply Christmas’ suits this album to perfection.

With traditional favourites such as ‘Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ and ‘Ave Maria’ right through to modern Christmas classics like ‘Winter Song’ by  Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson, this album is a true gem.

I can’t get over the simple beauty, perfect for any house with a firmplace, an absolute must buy for Christmas 2016.

My Must Hear: ‘First Noel’ – Leslie Odom Jr. 

To purchase this album: Australian iTunes

To hear more of Leslie Odom Jr. visit: Leslie Odom Jr. Youtube

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