John Haesemeyer’s album 3 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 MuzicNotez.com by clicking here. You can stream the song and watch its corresponding music video below: