Day 6 Single Saturdays: Ed Sheeran & Elton John– Merry Christmas

British singers Elton John and Ed Sheeran have a Christmas single entitled Merry Christmas. The song celebrates Christmas, honouring loved ones we lost this year and moving on from the pain, especially in 2020.

The music is Brit Pop/Holiday. There’s a 70s touch with contemporary Pop. Elton John and Ed Sheeran did a fantastic job composing the song with this impressive musical combination. It has parts that remind me of Elton John’s music from the 70s and 80s. There’s a lot of Christmas cheers through the piano, guitar and bells- the sound is upbeat and cheerful. The composition is beautiful and rhythmic. It starts with a lovely slow piano beat to increase the tempo with the guitar and the tambourineThe bells in the background add a charm and nostalgia that remind me of the Carolers in Christmas movies. The music is upbeat and joyful to hear, which works with the song’s message of looking forward to better days ahead.

The duet of Elton John and Ed Sheeran is fantastic. Their voices compliment each other nicely, combining two incredible vocal styles. They sing with joy and passion.

The lyrics are hopeful, upbeat and full of cheer. The song is apropos in finding joy and hope, especially during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It’s an inspiration to allow ourselves to feel happy while still remembering loved ones we lost. There’s also and romantic and sweet aspect to the tune, celebrating Christmas with the ones we love. The song inspires one to heal from pain and heartache and look forward to beautiful days ahead. There’s so much love, positivity and hope throughout the song. Elton John and Ed Sheeran wrote the single with poetry and love. 

The single Merry Christmas is available.

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