Jekalyn Carr needs no introduction to regular readers of Essentially Pop; we’ve been writing about her magnificent voice and contemporary gospel music since 2019. Her passion for singing is truly a gift from God and comes second only to her faith. She is marked by her commitment and dedication to sharing the message of Christ in everything she sings.
Jekalyn’s latest single, ‘Great Christmas’, sees the artist at her very best, as she writes with plainspoken honesty about the challenges everyone faces. While it is welcoming and appealing, like all good Christmas songs, Jekalyn acknowledges that not everyone has a family that they are close to, or even one that we are able to visit with at this time of year. Even if we have to celebrate Christmas with our family via Zoom or Facetime or whatever, Jekalyn wants us to know that none of us are left out of the party – or are any less loved by God.
With an incredible arrangement, compassionate lyrics, and a catchy melody that you will retain long after you finish listening, as well as a powerful uplifting vocal, ‘Great Christmas’ has all the hallmarks of an instant holiday Classic.
The music video for ‘Great Christmas’ sees Jekalyn in action with her band, as she leads her backing vocalists through the inspirational verses. All dressed in white, Jekalyn, her vocalists, and band stand in front of beautiful twinkly Christmas trees and presents. Altogether it’s a stunning piece, and leaves us in no doubt as to the reason for the season.