Josh Rouse has announced the release of his first-ever holiday album, The Holiday Sounds of Josh Rouse, out November 1st. Rouse has delivered a fresh approach to the holiday season, with a collection of nine new songs that showcase his distinctive blend of vintage folk, pop and rock, yet still fit comfortably alongside more traditional yuletide classics.
The album’s funky opening track “Mediterranaen X-Mas”, features a breezy, infectious groove that compliments the accompanying video’s tropical Christmas scenes.
The Holiday Sounds of Josh Rouse features beautiful harmonies and gentle, bright melodies wrapped in the lush, folk/pop soundscapes that have become his signature. The album illustrates themes of childhood nostalgia and holidays spent away from home, with lighthearted, upbeat instrumentals that make these songs enjoyable year-round. From the rollicking “Sleigh Brother Bill” to the reflective “Letters In The Mailbox” and the dreamy closing track, “Christmas Songs”, Josh Rouse is redefining what holiday music can be.