Treehouse Sanctum Releases Christmas Single, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”
Just in time for the holiday season, Treehouse Sanctum releases their take on the Christmas song, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”. With a steady, wandering cadence, the song is a dark exultant lullaby for those seeking a fresh take on the classic hymn. Its minimal instrumentation is full of lush harmonies that blanket the melodies like a white blanket of snow. The single was recorded at The Keep (Denver, CO) and is approved for download and posting.
The band captures a lush essence and puts a personalized spin on “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”. A stripped down and intimate arrangement of acoustic guitar, cajón drum, and sleigh bells fit neatly in between a warm, dignified cello. The familiar melody soothes and settles as images of a warm fireplace crackle comes to life. Treehouse Sanctum members Sam Rymer and Danya Lynn Uptegrove sing in lush complement to one another while the rhythm passes through. Rymer reflects on the single saying, “So many people have told us it is their favorite Christmas song, and it’s certainly ours. We look forward to having this song played each year.”
About Treehouse Sanctum
Treehouse Sanctum is from Denver, CO. It was formed in 2011 by Sam Rymer (guitar, vocals) and Danya Lynn Uptegrove (vocals, keyboard). The band expanded in 2013 with Andrew Horwath (drums) and again in 2015 and 2016 with the additions of Jeremy Gleason (lead guitar), Dewayne Rymer (trumpet, keys), and Ben Slaughter (bass). Treehouse Sanctum released their debut album, Shake the Shadow, in 2014. Their 2017 release, Vivere, was co-produced by Grammy nominated engineer Nick Sullivan (Dispatch, Los Lobos) and mastered by Grammy winner Jonathan Russell (Taylor Swift, Willie Nelson, Jewel). They have played with Mumford & Sons, The Flaming Lips, and Dawes.