First listen: "It's Christmas," Daniel Martin Moore's beautiful new holiday song

The singer/songwriter is currently on tour with his new album, co-produced by My Morning Jacket's Jim James

By Erin Keane

Editor in Chief

Published December 3, 2015 3:20PM (EST)

  (Courtesy of Daniel Martin Moore/Pedro Anguila)
(Courtesy of Daniel Martin Moore/Pedro Anguila)

If you're more inclined toward the meditative than the jingle-all-the-way this season, "It's Christmas" by Kentucky-based singer/songwriter Daniel Martin Moore will fill that need. Moore's new original song, equal parts haunting and hopeful, follows his recently-released studio album "Golden Age," which was co-produced by fellow Kentuckian Jim James (My Morning Jacket), for which Martin is currently touring.

Here's the lyric video for "It's Christmas," which is available now for digital download through Sofaburn Records and on iTunes:

And yes, that's the artist himself in the vintage stocking shot above (photo courtesy of "Mom").

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By Erin Keane

Erin Keane is Salon's Editor in Chief. She is also on faculty at the Naslund-Mann Graduate School of Writing at Spalding University and her memoir in essays, "Runaway: Notes on the Myths That Made Me," was named one of NPR's Books We Loved In 2022.

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