FITZROY HARBOUR – Musician Tara Hope kicked the Christmas season off by writing a soon-to-be classic Christmas song that will go down as one of the genre’s best.
The Fitzroy Harbour musician, now based in White Lake, kicked off December by putting pen to paper and writing the song Bring My Honey Home for Christmas and recording the song the very next day with producer David Campbell. It is the first Christmas song the singer-songwriter has ever written.
“I wrote it on Sunday after spending the weekend recording in a studio where the producer was feeling kind of Christmas-y and kept bringing up carols from years past,” Hope told West Carleton Online yesterday (Dec. 4). “It got me thinking I had always wanted to write a Christmas song, but the season always slips by so fast, I always seem to miss it. I went home Saturday night feeling nostalgic and sentimental and wrote the song and fell asleep.”
Hope grew up just outside of Fitzroy Harbour on a horse farm but has always had a love for music as well. The singer-songwriter now has a studio in the White Lake area called Tara Hope Music but travelled up to Pembroke to record the Christmas song.
“I woke up the next morning (Dec. 2) and called my producer friend David Campbell and said let’s record a song today, which we did,” Hope said. “He co-produced it and did all the instrumentals. It made for a fun and satisfying day.”
To hear the musician’s Christmas song, Bring My Honey Home for Christmas, click here.