The Essential Advent Calendar: December 2 – The Rising Announce Festive EP ‘Christmas Brought You Here’

Belfast’s finest, The Rising, have literally only just released their new album, ‘Moving On’, and now are about to drop their surprise festive EP, ‘Christmas Brought You Here’. Set for release on December 14, it’s available to pre-order from iTunes.

The EP features two original songs written by the band, as well as a reworking of their favourite Christmas song, the Chris Rhea classic, ‘Driving Home For Christmas’. The original songs illustrate The Rising’s love for the holiday season, as well as embracing the true meaning of Christas, taking away from the commercial aspect and instead focusing on the reason for the season: the birth of Jesus Christ.

The title track tells the story of someone whose relationship has just broken up, and consequently is dreading the Christmas period. In this time of darkness however, faith lights a candle in the dark, with the reminder that God’s love is the greatest gift of all.

‘Christmas Brought You Here’ is available to pre-order here. You can follow The Rising online on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and their official website.

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