Rising Bristol singer-songwriter Ava Lily has just released her debut EP – entitled Higher Love, it’s four tracks of blissed-out alt RnB. She’s been kind enough to round up a handful of her favourite Christmas soul and RnB selections for us – crack open the mince pies and hit play!
Stream and buy the Higher Love EP here.
Alicia Keys – Little Drummer Girl
I love how Alicia made this so unique. The lyrics made me think about how all I want this Christmas is to be around my loved ones. After the year we have had that would truly be the best gift of all… less presents, more presence.
Tayla Parx – Ain’t A Lonely Christmas Song
I recently discovered Tayla and I love her tone so much, it’s like classic but modern, and this Christmas song is just a viiibe.
Amy Winehouse – I Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus
Honestly anything Amy sings it sounds like an original. She has an art for making any lyric sound so profound and beautiful, one of the greats.
Summer Walker – Santa Baby
So glad I discovered Summer Walker. I love how she never follows classic songwriting rules and just spills her lyrics straight from the heart. I also love that you can hear the Amy influence in her writing, especially in her first EP.
Mariah Carey – O Holy Night
One word – QUEEEEN!