Bryan Rice rediscovers his childhood joy of expectations on his new Christmas singles.
‘Ønsketid’ & ’Christmas with you’ are Bryan’s first Christmas songs, and are released November 2019.
The Christmas mood is peaking when Danish “No Promises”-singer/songwriter Bryan Rice releases his first Christmas songs in November 2019. They both feature jingle bells and beautiful children’s voices, as The Danish Boys Choir joins Bryan on this song.
The songs are about how, as an adult, you can succeed in rediscovering the joy of expectations that you have as a child in Christmas, and are inspired by his 3 years old daughter and her contagious joy of Christmas. Bryan Rice says:“I love Christmas!
Christmas is the time for wishing. More than anything else, it is a time for everyone to become children again. A time where you can, naïvely, wish anything from a purple skateboard, to a dishwasher or world peace. And you can also wish for Santa Claus to come by your house on Christmas Eve, and for the elves to move in and eat the rice pudding.
When my daughter, Liv, was born, I slowly realized, that the naïve approach I always had had towards Christmas, had gone throughout the years. The magic was lost despite its huge impact on me as a child. Suddenly, Christmas was all about logistics, paying attention to others and taking time off, and not so much about the joy of expectations, magical beings and feelings of happiness.
For the last 13 years, I have been wanting to release a Christmas song, but never really found the topic or the melody. When I saw Liv’s big eyes that Christmas when her other father, Mads, came up the stairs, dressed as Santa Claus, and heard her tiny voice answering his questions, I got the idea and urge to write a song about how she brought the joy of Christmas back to me.
The joy of wrapping big and small presents, of talking about the elves living behind the panels in Papas office and of writing long letters to Santa Claus. And one late December night when she and I stood looking into the Christmas tree with the coloured lights, we were talking about what Christmas really is. That’s when Liv told me, that when it’s Christmas, you can wish…
So, Christmas is a time for wishing, and from now on, I wish that Christmas is with you, Liv. And with lots of magic and expectations. And then, it should be white!”