Irish synth artist Circuit3 (aka Peter Fitzpatrick) has released his take on the classic, ‘I Believe In Father Christmas’. Originally released in 1975 by Greg Lake (Emerson Lake & Palmer) with lyrics by Peter Sinfield, the instrumental riff between the verses on ‘I Believe In Father Christmas’ comes from the ‘Troika’ portion of Sergei Prokofiev’s ‘Lieutenant Kijé’ Suite. Circuit3’s synthy version was recorded in Dublin using classic retro analogue synthesisers, giving the song a charmingly warm vibe.
“I was reminded of this song a few days ago and was struck by the humanist approach to celebrating this holiday. I was that little boy one Christmas morning with eyes full of tinsel and fire.”
When pushed on whether this is a protest song he says, “You’ll have to ask the songwriters! If you want it to be a protest song then it could be. Maybe it’s simply a fine song that evokes the spirit of Christmas with bittersweet images.”
‘I Believe In Father Christmas’ is available now on all major digital stores and streaming services.