Music Recommendation – Single – John Haesemeyer, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”

john-haesemeyerJohn Haesemeyer’s album Mirrors has not been his only contribution to music recently; He also released a funk-pop-type Christmas anthem called O Come, O Come, Emmanuel. There is a Soul-like emotion to the track that makes it a mellow piece good for sipping hot cocoa and enjoying an evening.

Haesemeyer’s cover of the classic Christmas should spark reminder of the holiday season and help fuel the enjoyment so many people have for it. Most have heard the song, and know its slow pace and tempo. Haesemeyer uses this to his advantage and takes the type of artistry and production on his sophomore album by translating it into this classic. He cites growing up with it every Christmas and having to perform in choir every year.

Of any song for this singer to cover, this is the perfect fit. It translates incredibly with his sound, and gives the whole song a holiday-inspiring feel. It is perfect for playing around the house and keeping on at low-key parties.

Overall, I would rate the cover at:


The song is great, though it hardly changes the general sound. It puts enough effort forward to make it different, but not specifically unique from any other version. Regardless, it is a cover of a Christmas classic and sounds beautiful in Haesemeyer’s voice.

You can get more information on the song at by clicking here. You can stream the song and watch its corresponding music video below:

-Austin Heath

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s