Ever since my brother and I were young, one of our favorite pastimes growing up in Illinois was locking ourselves in our room for days at a time and making something. We were fascinated with video cameras and tape recorders and the possibilities they created. We eventually learned how to write songs, perform them, and record them in our bedroom after a lot of trial and error. Even though we're grown now, not that much has changed with our process.
Bob showed me part of a Christmas song he wrote a few days ago. He wanted to finish the song, record it, and put it out before Christmas. I told him it was too late and too much work. I wasn't feeling the Christmas spirit. We tabled it to work on something else. Then he convinced me that we could do whatever we wanted. Nobody was stopping us except ourselves. We could record whatever we wanted and put it out. And his unique song reminded me of the magic of youth and the spirit of Christmas that fascinated us as kids.
So we started to work. And over the last three days, we recorded, produced and engineered our first original Christmas song. The song imagines what it would be like to encounter Santa Claus in your home on Christmas night - the excitement and mystery (and terror) that would incite. We wanted to share it with you, our fans, directly.
released December 21, 2016
Performed, Produced, and Engineered by Robert Cerny and Scott Cerny
Mastered by Reuben Cohen at Lurssen Mastering in Los Angeles, CA
Voiceover by Livy Cates
Artwork by Toni Grote