INSPIRED HOLIDAY MUSIC MAVEN ELIZABETH CHAN
RELEASES NEW CHRISTMAS ALBUM RED & GREEN
Currently Readying The Breakout Christmas Single ‘Christmas In The City,’ The Charismatic Chan Continues To Make The Holidays Part Of Her Own Musical Journey
With less than 80 days until Christmas, evocative singer/songwriter Elizabeth Chan is already becoming the musical star of choice to top off holiday song lovers’ annual seasonal playlist. The New York City native has once again bridged Christmas’ exotic past with the social media age by kicking off an early announcement of a new collection of holiday originals, penned by Chan and gift wrapped for the upcoming season a la her fourth holiday release, Red & Green (Merry Bright/RED/SONY) –on October 2.
Produced and written by Chan, the 12 song album is a collection of previously released holiday gems, and brand new offerings, including the title song, “Red & Green” augmented by anthemic chimes and Chan’s soaring voice. The much anticipated single – “Christmas In The City,” – which holiday music aficionados taste-tested last Christmas to rave reviews and an overwhelming fan response – is already on the lists of 2015 holiday radio programmers. The popular artist fielded an overwhelming amount of requests to release it as her kickoff Christmas single for 2015.
The video is becoming a favorite https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CZSaqJFUR4 capturing Chan’s almost mystical affection for the big apple-as-holiday setting, poignantly delivered via her impromptu snowglobe-like captures of New York’s transcendent holiday magic. The song epitomizes the holiday season’s pull on Chan’s creative strings, and the incredible transformation she’s experienced the past few years, transitioning from her role as a respected Conde Nast executive (who openly walked away from her lucrative career in 2011) to pursue her dream of writing Christmas songs in pursuit of the all-time Christmas classic.
The release of Red & Green finds her poised to breakout across all platforms with this enchanting collection. Already dubbed the ‘Queen of Christmas,’ she first cracked the Top Ten in 2013 on both the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart and USA Today’s Holiday Current Chart with the song “Fa La La.” Welcomed by the media as an authentic Holiday newcomer with talent to spare – “’Fa La La,” with its ’80s New York pop vibe, is one of radio’s most-played new holiday tunes this year, right behind Kelly Clarkson’s Underneath the Tree,” raved USA Today – “She’s yet to write her own “White Christmas,” but there’s no denying the earnestness she brings to tales of holiday joy or reverie,” hailed the LA Times, Chan has sprinkled her upcoming, first full-length album with songs that not only inspire, but are destined to endure as perennial favorites for years to come.
The decision to follow her passion has become a unique calling for the tireless singer/songwriter, who in a few short years has garnered multiple award nominations and critical acclaim.
About Elizabeth Chan:
Elizabeth Chan’s story is a shining example of how pursuing one’s dreams coupled with a never-ending belief in the magic of the holidays can also inspire others. Chan began writing songs on her own in 2011, (she would later benefit from the guidance of mega-producer Steve Lillywhite, who has worked with U2, Dave Matthews Band, Thirty Seconds To Mars, and others) with the New York City native amassing hundreds of holiday songs since she began her incredible journey.
Chan’s passion for Holiday music and her considerable songwriting talent were featured in a Webby award nominated documentary series airing on Yahoo! Screen in 2012, produced by award winning filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold). The prolific Chan released her debut EP Naughty and Nice (which hit Top 5 of the iTunes Holiday Chart the first week of release) featuring the catchy single “A Christmas Song” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5r-qd_O7TE . In 2013, “A Christmas Song” was nominated for Best Original Song by the Streamy Awards, now in its 5th year, honoring the best in online video and the creators behind it. That same year, Elizabeth released the album Everyday Holidays that featured the single “Fa La La”, the song that gave Elizabeth her first bonafide Billboard charting hit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rm5ym3klOJI .
Chan followed up in 2014 with her EP Christmas in the City featuring the upcoming single; Her holiday popularity soaring, she also found herself in the enviable positon of having six Christmas songs playing on radio concurrently. Recognized for her passion and love for all things ‘Holiday,’ Elizabeth looks forward to the Christmas season of 2015 as an opportunity to spread her message of unconditional holiday love around the world through her music.
“I wait all year long for Christmas,” says Elizabeth, “and ‘Red & Green’ is definitely a glimpse into what life has been like for me these past few years. I can’t wait to share it with the world.”
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