You’re probably looking for some great Christmas music, and this is the place for you. In The Bleak, by an amazing band named The Marsh Family, is a true gem. It’s a real treat at this time of year.
The Marsh Family, who are based in Faversham, United Kingdom, recently released a holiday-themed single called In the Bleak. In it, you will hear the following components: easy listening and contemporary pop music paired with traditional British folk mixed with indie rock-style music.
This creates an interesting mixture of modern and traditional elements which is perfectly suited for the holiday season. In addition to this, you can hear the female and male vocal harmonies which give the song a very sweet feel.
Naturally, the lyrics also (to some extent) fit the festive period, making them a good choice for all those who like Christmas songs, even for those who are not religious.
Furthermore, this single offers everything you’d expect from an emotional song at Christmastime: softly beautiful chords, warm sounds from flute, piano and more.
And as if all this wasn’t enough, I can additionally tell you that In The Bleak has been produced by a real family, including their kids, who already have a very nice portfolio on Spotify.
You can listen to our full Christmas playlist which contains the band’s music, and know more about the artist’s work by scrolling down the page.
An adaptation of the classic Christmas carol, In the Bleak, is a folk-rock recreation that warns of the onslaught of recent hardship around the world but insists that we should show resilience and hope, and take heart in the midst of it all.
It is evident that each member of this incredibly talented family group has a distinctive voice that shines through in turn. A soundscape is created here that carries the festive spirit of Dickens. The music leads up to a coda that ends in the spirit of Dickens.
The song offers a full-frontal musical response to the global cost-of-living crisis, recognising that the usual festive tropes of escapism and overindulgence will have little chance of jarring with the global crisis.
With a blend of cascading harmonies and instruments (such as cornets and bells) that invokes the familiarity of the original carol (“In the Bleak Midwinter”), this evocative piece carries a strident message about dealing with tough circumstances and supporting one another through difficult times.
Also, it showcases the sonic depth of this unconventional family famous for its viral music videos and parodies that attract millions of people worldwide.