Leslie Odom Jr. – Winter Song

Currently appreciating the soulful feels of this beautiful piano-driven cover. ‘Winter Song,’ is the seventh track off of Leslie Odom Jr.’s Christmas album, Simply Christmas (November 2017). It starts out with a catchy four-chord progression, and repeats throughout the whole song. The lyrics go on to tell one’s yearning for a loved one that’s apart.

Interesting fact #1: Leslie Odom Jr. comes from a background in theatrical production and broadway.

Interesting fact #2: He’s also making his way into Hollywood, having debut in several major motion pictures. IMDB here.

Winter Song lyrics:

This is my winter song to you
The storm is coming soon
It rolls in from the sea
My voice: a beacon in the night
My words will be your light to carry you to me

Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love?

They say that things just cannot grow
Beneath the winter snow
Or so I have been told
They say we’re buried far
Just like a distant star
I simply cannot hold

This is my winter song
December never felt so long
‘Cause you’re not where you belong
Inside my arms

I still believe in summer days
The seasons always change
And life will find a way
I’ll be your harvester of light
And send it out tonight
So we can start again

Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love?

This is my winter song
December never felt so wrong
‘Cause you’re not where you belong
Inside my arms

If you’d like to try this version out on the piano or the guitar, head on over to Chordify for a virtual tutorial and play along with the song!

Also, his Christmas album, Simply Christmas is a MUST listen! It’s soulful, jazzy, classy, and truthfully, refreshing and stands out from the typical played out Christmas covers. I feel like I hit jackpot with this discovery!

You can read about an interview he did with Billboard about his Christmas album, here.

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