Song Reviews: Travis Ryan Christmas Singles

Breathing new life into Christmas music can be a challenge.  Staying true to the original melodies and harmonies while providing something that makes listeners want to listen in the first place is the challenge of any artist that tackles Christmas music today.  Travis Ryan rises to the challenge with his Christmas singles.  "Angels We Have Heard On High" re-harmonizes the traditional melody and offers a new bridge for a unique arrangement.  In "O Come, O Come Emmanuel", Ryan evokes hope by transforming the traditional minor melody to major and ending the song with intensity.  Although the singles were released a few years ago, the music has that familiar, yet fresh, feeling that makes a great addition to the Christmas season.