Released: 20 November 2020
” Future indie classics that reek of modern New York City Charm” 4* – DIY Magazine
“captures honest-to-god truths in a new light…..strewn with life’s paradoxes which strike a chord in our own lives” – The Line of Best Fit
“a nostalgia-tinged hit, filled with jangly guitars and contagious melodies” – Wonderland
New York’s next lo-fi legend, JW Francis, today releases the ‘JW Christmas’ EP, an irresistibly festive four-track collection featuring Paul McCartney’s classic ‘Wonderful Christmastime’, ‘Sleigh Ride’, his own ‘Christmas Heartache’ and ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’.
The EP follows the release of JW Francis’ brilliant debut album ‘We Share A Similar Joy’ on Sunday Best Recordings, which was featured as BBC 6Music’s Album of the Day and received support from DIY Magazine, The Line of Best Fit, Wonderland, NME and The Independent, as well as seeing JW tipped as HMV’s ‘Next Big Thing’.
Always intent on spreading happiness with his music, it comes as no surprise that JW is a fan of Christmas and, as he elaborates, saw a particular need for festivities at the end of 2020
“When I was a kid I wanted to grow up to be Santa Claus. The holidays are my favourite time of year because I get that little spark of inspiration to try to spread what joy I can. I’ve been thinking about Christmas since March this year, so it seemed to be the right year to make a Christmas EP.”
1. Sleigh Ride
2. Wonderful Christmastime
3. Christmas Heartache
4. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas