Horsham based recording artist Mailman has released an animated video for his song ‘A Thing Called Christmas’ and plans to donate the proceeds from any sales or streams of it this year to the Music Venue Trust (MVT).
All year, MVT has been campaigning to save grass roots music venues affected by the pandemic, including Horsham’s very own The Rec Rooms.
Mailman songwriter and producer Jamie ‘Stan’ Stanley said:
“In 2019, I accidentally wrote and released a Christmas song… having decided in my wisdom to set myself the task of releasing a commercial topical single each month that year. Once I realised there was really no way round this, I decided to try to do it properly.
The result was a tongue in cheek attempt at a modern day alternative festive anthem that pays homage to classic Christmas hits by the likes of Slade, Wizzard and Emerson, Lake and Palmer.
As a performer and promoter of local artists working with venues, MVT is a campaign very close to my heart. And everyone loves a charity Christmas record… don’t they?
So I figured what better way to round off an unprecedentedly rubbish year than to try to raise a bit of money for a very worthy cause and hopefully put a festive smile on a few faces along the way.”
The animated video was made by Zak Müller and can be found at www.athingcalledchristmas.co.uk along with download and streaming links for the song.
Stan added: “If enough people were to wait until after the 18th December to buy it, we could potentially get it in the Christmas chart and raise a whole lot more money. Song downloads make great Christmas gifts…”
‘A Thing Called Christmas’ will also be on the third Mailman album S3ASON (season three), out December 18th , featuring all twelve 2019 singles plus alternate versions and three brand new tracks for 2020.
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