Essential Advent Calendar: December 7 – Multi-Platinum Artist, Producer, And Singer-Songwriter Tyler Shaw Gets Into The Holiday Spirit With ‘Maybe This Christmas’, Via Sony Music

Multi-platinum artist, producer, and singer-songwriter Tyler Shaw comes bearing gifts on Day 7 of our Essential Advent Calendar, with a cover of the Christmas classic, ‘Maybe This Christmas’ – originally by fellow Canadian Ron Sexsmith – via Sony Music.

The song can be streamed and downloaded here.

Ahead of new music slated for 2020 and 2021, the nostalgic holiday song showcases Tyler Shaw’s smooth vocals that warm the heart like a cosy sweater on a cold winter day. Produced by Tyler himself, the rich harmonies and festive production instantly invoke all the feelings of the season and is a perfect addition to your holiday playlist.

There’s also no better time than now to remind your loved ones that you care for them and re-evaluate your circle of family and friends. The lyrics to ‘Maybe This Christmas’ build on that sentiment,

“Maybe this Christmas will mean something more. Maybe this year love will appear deeper than ever before. And maybe forgiveness will ask us to call someone we love, someone we’ve lost for reasons we can’t quite recall…”

At the start of lockdown this year, Tyler Shaw (along with Fefe Dobson) spearheaded ArtistsCAN, a collective artist initiative raising funds for COVID-19 relief in Canada. They gathered singers and musicians from across Canada featuring Justin Bieber, Michael Bublé, Sarah McLachlan, Avril Lavigne, Donovan Woods, Walk Off The Earth, and more, to cover ‘Lean on Me’, with all proceeds from the single going directly to the Canadian Red Cross. Other notable names involved include Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Josh Ramsay, Chris Boucher, Shay Mitchell, Trailer Park Boys, and more. The performance was featured on the history making national TV special Stronger Together: Tous Ensemble -the most-watched non-sports Canadian broadcast on record with audiences reaching 11.5M viewers. ‘Lean On Me’ (ArtistsCAN) now has over 10M combined streams globally and racked up international attention in Billboard, Rolling Stone, USA Today, People, Stereogum, and many other high profile publications.

Watch the video for ‘Lean On Me’:

Lean on Me - ArtistsCAN (Official Video)

Tyler Shaw followed up the ensemble release of ‘Lean On Me’ (ArtistsCAN), with ‘Remember’ in August, and it served as the first taste of an album slated for 2021. ‘Remember’ and the Madism-remix racked up over 2.6M global streams in just 60 days.

Tyler Shaw - Remember (Official Video)

This follows up his 2018 album, ‘Intuition’, which garnered an impressive 130 million+ combined audio and video streams globally, and was nominated for a JUNO Award for ‘Pop Album of the Year.’ That album also featured the gold-certified single ‘Cautious’, the platinum-certified singles ‘To The Man Who Let Her Go’, which reached the Top 10 on the Shazam chart, and double-platinum single ‘With You’ which was the #1 most played song in Canadian radio by a Canadian artist in 2019, with the French version also hitting #1 on BDS Pop Radio chart. It all started with his hit song ‘Kiss Goodnight’ in 2012 when the melodic track quickly hit platinum sales. In 2014, Tyler earned a JUNO Award nomination for ‘Breakthrough Artist of the Year’ and went on to release certified-gold tracks ‘House of Cards’ and ‘Wicked’, all from his 2015 debut album ‘Yesterday’. Since his debut, Tyler Shaw has toured with Selena Gomez and opened for massive international artists including Shawn Mendes and Alessia Cara.

The multi-hyphenated artist and creator has made huge waves on his home turf, and it’s about time for his arrival in the US. Canadian press includes Breakfast Television, CP24 Breakfast, etalk, ET Canada and a live performance on CBC’s First Play Live series. Tyler also performed at the iHeartRadio’s MMVAs, iHeartRadio Jingle Ball, and iHeartRadio Fan Fest during Canadian Music Week. Tyler Shaw has also always put forth a philanthropic effort, long before putting together ArtistsCAN with Fefe Dobson this year. To date, Tyler has performed at over 50 WE DAY events within Canada for WE Organization (formerly known as Free the Children), has traveled to Kenya to assist in building a school with the charity, and participated in the Water Walk initiative along with Nelly Furtado and others.

You can find out more about Tyler Shaw online on his official website, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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