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Michael W. Smith returns with a heartfelt Christmas EP inspired by thoughts of Christmases past and future
“Christmas at Home” features 6 brand new Christmas standards that will awaken the listener’s Christmas memories and remind them why we celebrate this most beautiful of seasons. The EP started with the song Freeze The Frame, written by Michael W. and Tony Wood painting pictures of family moments around the holidays where we all just wish everything would just slow down so they could be enjoyed just a bit longer. Once that song was written, the others just flowed out of Michael and inspired him to bring his kids and, at the time, 16 grandchildren (recently grown to 17 with the addition of Owen in September 2022). As the final project came together five of the six songs on the EP ended up featuring multiple collaborations with his children. We are excited for you to hear it.
CHRISTMAS IS HERE:
‘Christmas Is Here’ is the radio single from the album will be uploaded in late October 2022. ‘Christmas Is Here’ is written by Michael W. and his daughter, Anna. The song is a quintessential Michael W. Smith Christmas song that features memory-inducing lyrics and features a chorus of all of Michael and Debbie Smith’s grandchildren.
FREEZE THE FRAME: ‘Freeze The Frame’ is the song that inspired the entire project. The song is written by Michael with Award-winning songwriter Tony Wood. ‘Freeze the Frame’ is one of those melodies that is destined to be a playlist favorite for this and many Christmases in the future as it paints a picture that we have all felt of moments that we wish we could just hit pause and live in for a bit longer. During the Christmas season, that is particularly poignant.
GOD WITH GOD: ‘God with God’ is a song written by Michael W. Smith and Tony Wood for this project that features the 200+ member Brentwood Baptist Choir, conducted by worship leader Travis Cottrell. The song is a choral and orchestra masterpiece that invokes memories of Michael’s past Christmas anthems. Michael worked with his long-time friend and conductor, David Hamilton to create this new holiday hymn that jumps out of the speakers and into the listeners hearts, invoking the majesty of the Christmas season.