Caleb Gordon Releases New Collaborative Project "Christmas in Eden Vol 2: Winter Wonderland"
Caleb Gordon is back this Christmas season with some more hits to bump during the holidays. He’s bringing us the sequel to his 2020 project, Christmas in Eden, and, this time, he’s brought a few friends along with him…
The album, Christmas in Eden: Winter Wonderland, is a collaborative project assembled by some of our favourite artists that represent the next generation of Christian Hip-Hop. Besides Gordon himself, the album includes original tracks by Godfearin, Tj Carroll, Alex Jean, Golden Goose, Scootie Wop, Jekasole, Kenny Rivers, Ki Alexis, Ayomilly, Mike Teezy, Battz, iamvalerin, Biancallove, and Tatiana.
A couple of other artists, such as Andrew Paul (of AMPNOVA Media), a videographer based in Florida, and freelance illustrator, Jacob McPherson, lent their creative talents to the project as well by developing the visual content for the album. Jacob illustrated the album artwork and Andrew has developed some music videos as well as BTS footage to document the project.
On November 21st, the artists all teased the project on Instagram with a reel that included snapshots of them putting together the album in the studio. In the video, Gordon states, “Let’s bring happiness into this joint.”
And this is exactly what these artists have done.
For some, the holidays are a difficult season. It’s a time to celebrate with family and friends, but we also can’t help remembering those who are no longer with us. Some families don’t have much and this season can be consumed by stress and disappointment. At the same time, many of us can get far too caught up in buying and getting gifts that only leave us satisfied for a moment.
After a year of pandemics, division, fear, and confusion, it’s safe to say that we all need some more happiness this season. Most of all, we need a joy that lasts - that perseveres even through our grief and discouragement. One that trumps any earthly gift that we’ll ever receive.
We need the hope of Jesus.
And that is the heart behind each song on this project. That is the message that these artists bring through every melody and beat.
There are many traditions and beliefs our culture embraces around the holidays, but none of those things can take away the true reason why we celebrate this time of year.
As you listen to this project, I encourage you to be inspired by these young artists who have come together to use their creative gifts to celebrate the birth of the King of Kings, our saviour Jesus Christ.
Take time to listen and dance along, doing it all for the glory of our faithful God!