The new Christmas EP from Heatherlyn, titled 'Songs Of The Season', is available now on all major digital music download and streaming sites worldwide.
This beautiful deeply personal and honest solo acoustic EP features two of Heatherlyns original tributes to Christmastide. With these songs USA singer/songwriter (and member of the acclaimed Nine Beats Collective) Heatherlyn creates space to explore the wonder and truth of this season, the honest ache of unfulfilled dreams and the nostalgia of joys past.
Listen and allow your heart to be well acquainted with the very present depth of desire for peace and justice, uncontrived comfort and genuine joy to reign all over the earth. Allow yourself to be present to the scarcity many experience and open you heart to how you might participate in the abundance of this season. Grieve the losses and receive the gifts. Lament injustice and consider how you might embody justice to our world.
She shares, "For me as a little Heatherlyn, Thanksgiving to Christmas was actually the most wonderful time of the year. Growing up with a single mom who had a high school education, we were often under resourced. I wore hand-me-downs and we received church Thanksgiving dinner baskets. During that time, we visited with my aunts, uncles, cousins and Grammy. Grammy had a small fake white Christmas tree that I loved to decorate and until she died, these were the best of times. Since we didn't have a whole lot of money, my mom, being very crafty herself would also find a project for us.
Every thanksgiving we would begin creating Christmas ornaments from beads and chenille sticks! And we would make a gift - the same gift but personalized - for each of my Aunts families. For me, these are some of my most cherished childhood memories, some of the best quality time with my mom, and the season felt abundant because we were creating together, and the gifts we made were material symbols of all the love and gratitude with which we had created them."