Sarah McLachlan releases free Christmas song

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      Sarah McLachlan has taken a short break from perfecting her bliss (and making an album, due in 2013) to record and release a new Christmas song.

      “Find Your Voice” was co-written and recorded with McLachlan’s frequent collaborator, Pierre Marchand. It’s available as a free download at McLachlan’s own website, although the Vancouver-based songstress is encouraging people to leave a donation for the Sarah McLachlan School of Music. Which you’ll want to do, of course, when you hear the very fine job some of those students did on the song’s background vocal and percussion work.

      In a media release, McLachlan said, “Christmas is a difficult time for many both economically and emotionally and I hope this Gift of Music can help in some small way. My holiday wish is that we can all find the good in everyone and in every situation and be kind to each other. I wish you all a very happy, peaceful holiday filled with love, laughter and light!”

      The video for “Find Your Voice” is being hosted exclusively by the CBC.

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      Nov 28, 2012 at 4:27pm

      I don't have the courage to listen to this song or watch the video.

      A few Christmases ago, I heard Sarah sing "Song for a Winter's Night", written by Gordon Lightfoot. The tears actually poured (and I'm a tough guy). Gordon's original version was good, but her cover was ... celestial. Even today, the opening bars cause me to choke up.

      If you enjoy tears, I recommend her "Wintersong" Christmas album in general and "Winter's Night" in particular:

      The lamp is burning low upon my table top,
      The snow is softly falling.
      The air is still in the silence of my room,
      I hear your voice softly calling.
      If I could only have you near,
      To breathe a sigh or two,
      I would be happy just to hold the hands I love,
      On this winter night with you.

      And on it goes to teardom.

      13 7Rating: +6


      Nov 29, 2012 at 1:32am

      xmas songs are so boring. just like xmas movies.
      talking about mind and mood manipulation.

      11 8Rating: +3


      Nov 30, 2012 at 12:49am

      Many people are struggling everyday. Life is difficult often. Winter weather and Christmas is the most important time to remember to reach out to help each other. Even a smile or kind gesture can help when we least expect it. Lets make this world a better place.

      Joy Gerenwa

      Dec 3, 2012 at 1:00am

      Please i want to download xmas song


      Dec 7, 2012 at 4:22pm

      This is a gift she is giving, no complaints, enjoy the beautiful song...its awesome. and if you can donate , please do but if you cant enjoy the song..that simple merry xmas and may peace and love start to shine in eveyone's hearts even a little is a start ,,,=)