(WINDSOR, ON) – Local pop/soul singer-songwriter Crissi Cochrane’s latest musical offering has arrived in the three-song EP, Santa Baby. Recorded, produced, mixed, and mastered independently by Crissi, the EP features her arrangements of Santa Baby, originally performed by the alluring Eartha Kitt, What Do The Lonely Do at Christmas, a Motown gem from The Emotions, and an intimate solo version of The Christmas Song, the sentimental classic by Nat King Cole.
As an alternative to CDs, the EP will be available this Christmas as a postcard with a digital download of the songs in your choice of high-quality format.
Featuring cover art by local artist Christy Litster, the postcard is an eco-friendly way to share new music without the packaging of CDs. Postcards will be available at ShopEco, at 100-1645 Wyandotte Street East, and Dr Disc, at 471 Ouellette Avenue, as of today, and can be ordered at CrissiCochrane.com.
Santa Baby is Crissi’s first self-produced work on recording, and started out as homework assignments in an online course on the recording software Ableton Live.
“I never thought that this would be something I could make on my own,” Cochrane said. “I used to be really intimidated by the prospect of writing arrangements when I didn’t have the ability to make them on my own, and now it feels like I’ve discovered a new favourite hobby.”
Online, the EP is available now on Bandcamp, YouTube, and Soundcloud, and will soon be available on iTunes, Spotify, and all digital streaming platforms.
Crissi will celebrate the release of the new EP at Merry Christmas Baby, a holiday show with musician Soul Brother Mike and poet Vanessa Shields at GlassMonkey Studios, at upper 1378 Ottawa Street, on Friday, December 16. Tickets are $20, available now by emailing.