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Nathan Johnston & Angels Of Libra : Nine Angels For Xmas

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UK release date 06.12.2022

Feeling in the festive spirit? Then what better way is there to kick start your crimbo and get into the occasion. Irish singer-songwriter Nathan Johnston and Berlin-based retro-soul outfit Angels of Libra conjure up a double-single,with a little help from santa in the form of album track “The Nine Angel Choirs” with an exclusive X-mas-tinged live rendition of the same called “Nine Angel Choirs for Christmas”.

The very handsome Nathan, pulls off a polished performance with soulful aplomb and has that sweet feel just like Paulo Nutini. It’s a soul drenched tune, with stunning bv’s and is well constructed with a light and airy touch exuding a laid back,chilled vibe over upbeat and life affirming lyrics. The group are a well honed unit and serve the song well in a relaxed style over a simple chord progression evolving a sense of fresh but familiar which is an art in itself. A xmas song with style and bags of charm,luxuriate or lose yourself in this.
Words Emrys Baird

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