Nadia Vaeh - 'The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)'
Music Review by Victoria Scott & Staff
Nadia Vaeh’s cover of “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire” brings traditional and pop sensibilities together seamlessly. The song starts with beautiful chimes, a slightly upbeat piano melody, and a techno beat. Nadia’s bright vocals take center stage drawing us in to her larger than life expressive and artistic talent. As the song progresses, you can hear tasteful accents: chimes, church bells, and sleigh bells.
The music performance from Nadia Vaeh, Dion Shaw, and Tyler Spratt is incredible. They use techno influences (within the beat) along with instrumentation which Paris Minzer mastered to brilliantly. Nadia and Dion's rendition is an exciting and uplifting remix of “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire.”
The Christmas Song aka "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire" has brought forth warm and cheerful times for family and friends since 1945. Nadia brings this traditional Christmas song to 2019 with her hypnotic voice and radio-ready pop mix making the song accessible for a whole new generation. Nadia Vaeh's remix of the song embodies her style and the modern influences of 2019. As the line goes, “Although it's been said many times, many ways, Merry Christmas to you, And every mother's child is gonna spy, To see if reindeer really know how to fly, And so I'm offering this simple phrase, To kids from 1 to 92, Although it's been said many times, many ways, Merry Christmas to you.” Nadia’s cover introduces the a fresh new Christmas pop magic to the holiday season.
Nadia Vaeh’s performance is new and enticing. Her phenomenal vocals and fun instrumentation create a whimsy to the song that brings it to life. Nadia and Dion are extremely talented artists as they were able to remix “Chestnuts on an Open Fire,” a traditional song that everyone knows, maintaining it's traditional elements while offering an alluring new sound. “A Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)” show cases Nadia’s sultry vocals and an amazing and pristine production. Nadia Vaeh's "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) is a hit.
About Nadia Vaeh
A native of Atlanta with an American mother and a Lebanese father, Nadia Vaeh found her way into artistry through modeling and joining a local Atlanta circus. She started singing in their productions, but this was not the beginning of her artistic roots.
Nadia’s love of music and singing began at the age of two, and was nurtured by her parents by placing her into a traveling youth-choir. Her mother was a poet and passed on her love of words, which later lent to fuel her as a lyricist. Nadia lost her mom to suicide at the age of 17, which shifted the course of the young artist.
Consequently, Nadia dismantled her high-school band and strayed from songwriting and singing for years. After this tragic loss, she states that she went down a path of self-sabotage and destruction and used relationships and partying to ignore her pain. When she finally decided to begin again with artistry, she was a shell of a person and looking to anyone and anything for answers to deal with her heartbreak. “I made a lot of missteps when I first began my career and had to learn a lot of things the hard way.”
With her endless resilience, she has grown into a performer, has had her music recently played on international radio, and is looking forward to sharing more of her music here in the US and around the world.
She has written well over 100 songs born from the things she’s experienced - to her, songwriting is not only personally healing, but is also a platform to help others heal and make waves with social matters. Having written in several genres, her fascination lies with pop.“You can tell a story and create even more movement with that story through catchy lyrics and melodies.”
Two of Nadia's Holiday Songs, "Holidazed & Confused" and "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)" Are On National Indie Radio (WNIR)
"Holidazed & Confused" and "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)" are in rotation on National Indie Radio (WNIR) from December 1st through January 1st as part of BWH Music Group’s Holiday Radio Special. WNIR features the best independent artists in the world and is part of the highly selective and nationally renowned BWH Music Group platform. The Holiday Radio Special will feature original holiday songs as well as covers by exceptional independent artists. Station information can be found at National Indie Radio’s website.
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