Ratings and Reviews
New and yet familiar
This EP from Oh Hello has an interesting mix of sounds that make it easy to listen to over and over. I love the lush folk sound and it has found an enduring place in my Christmas listening library.
A Beautiful Christmas Album with Intent
The arrangements of classic Christmas hymns in this album are fantastic. It is obvious that the Heaths did not flippantly choose songs, but carefully selected them and arranged them in such a way to unfold the story of Christ's glorious birth. The instrumentation is unique to any Christmas album I've heard, and the band keeps its folk style. The word 'beautiful' is used so carelessly that to use it here would not give much meaning to the reader. This album has beauty like no other Christmas album I've heard: it is exquisite, stunning, and shows the glory of God. I began listening to the album in November; it is now March and I'm still listening to it nearly every day. THANK YOU.
I’m not a Christmas-aholic but I listen to this EP year round. Why? Because like so much of the Oh Hello’s music, they are fantastic storytellers. They have woven these traditional Christmas songs into an incredible picture of the birth of Jesus. It’s rich and deep both lyrically and musically. A must have.
About The Oh Hellos
Texas-based duo the Oh Hellos are a lyrical, dramatic folk group centered around the talents of siblings guitarist/vocalist Tyler and vocalist Maggie Heath. Raised in a musical family, the Heaths were encouraged to play music together from a young age. Prior to forming the Oh Hellos, Tyler worked as a solo artist, releasing several albums including 2009's We're All in This Together and 2010's Let It Go. Around 2011, the siblings formed the Oh Hellos and began performing together around their hometown of San Marcos, Texas. That same year, they released their self-titled EP. The group's full-length debut album, Through the Deep, Dark Valley, appeared in 2012 followed a year later by holiday EP, The Oh Hellos' Family Christmas Album. Although primarily a duo, the Heaths eventually added a large ensemble of backing musicians for tours and live shows. In 2015, the Oh Hellos returned with the album Dear Wormwood, inspired by the writings of authors C.S. Lewis and Patrick Rothfuss. The first in a series of installment releases, the duo issued Notos in late 2017. The thematic album is named for the ancient Greco-Roman god of the south wind and inspired by the Heaths' experiences in both the Pacific Northwest and Gulf Coast areas. ~ Matt Collar
- San Marcos, TX