Young Readers Announces Single, "Silent Night"
The holiday single from indie folk artist, Young Readers, captures an undisturbed shimmering blanket of snow bathed in the light of a full moon. A bare, stirring acapella version of the Christmas classic, “Silent Night” delicately rises like a cold exhale evaporating toward the night sky. The melody commands attention and warms from within as Jordan Herrera sings each tender word. “Silent Night” is due out on Dec. 14, 2018.
Herrera both splits and creates undeniable tension with each purposeful phrasing. The single, which spans three minutes long, places the listener into an unknown, yet familiar winter setting. The stillness is gently cut with the waiver of Herrera’s voice and a siren that seems to come out of a dream. The airy atmosphere comes to an ethereal resolution as the song builds to an angelic choir and the faint sounds of children playing. The Juxtaposition of tender, aching “oohs” wading below each casual, lighthearted shriek inflicts waves of emotional contemplation washing away and dissecting each sound.
About Young Readers:
Young Readers is the indie folk project of Jordan Herrera. They have released three albums, Family Trees (2012), Big Teeth (2014) and Migrator (2017) - which is being re-released on vinyl this year. They have played NXNE, The Kahbang Music Festival, and Norman Music Festival. The band has shared the stage with John Moreland, The Rocketboys, and From Indian Lakes. The current line-up is Herrera (guitar, vocals), Nathan Lofties (guitar), and Steve Boaz (drums).