Bringing a wave of festive cheer, singer-songwriter Kiki Stack has brought together a host of musical talents to create a very special Christmas song, the unforgettable ‘Christmastime Once Again’.
At just twenty-one years of age, Kiki Stack became a student of highly regarded vocal coach, Judy Davis. It was the first of many brave steps forward, and also the beginnings of Kiki’s first Christmas song. The idea was first brought up by Davis herself, remarking that if she wrote a good one, “they’ll play it every year and you’ll get paid!”
A few decades later and the idea has now come become a reality. While working up a song idea for a certain artist, a melody came to Kiki, quite clearly and complete.
“It was Christmas time and I was super busy - torn in a ton of different directions” Kiki explains, “but it wasn’t until two years later, and well into a calendar year, that I wrote out the lyrics. As it turns out, it’s not easy to evoke the holiday spirit out of the holiday season, but as I thought back to my busy life and the pressure of holiday expectations, the words just began to emerge.”
The way Kiki heard the song was “R&B meets Disney”, and so she reached out to her dear friend Jeff Tamelier to make it happen. Jeff, a talented guitar player and producer, took Kiki’s idea and ran with it, assembling a marvellous young studio band and refining her idea into a modern Christmas classic.
A song with the potential to become a modern, festive anthem, ‘Christmastime Once Again’ has an infectious melody, a modern but timeless groove, and a universal point of view relevant to all of our lives. Featuring the sublime vocal talents of two acclaimed RnB singers, Tony Lindsay and Lisa Leuschner, the track contains all the elements needed to become a new Christmas classic.
‘Christmas Time Once Again’ is available now on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, and Amazon Music, and SoundCloud.