The annual Christmas project “Snowman Express” featuring singers Ralfs Eilands and Kristīne Prauliņa will not take place this year, but Very Cool People have decided not to leave the audience without their beloved “Snowman Express” and offer a new Christmas single – “The Little Drummer Boy”.
The song, recorded in both Latvian and English, is based on the story of a little poor drummer, whose only gift for Christmas is a drum solo, which the group’s “little drummer”, Andris Buikis, delivers to all listeners at the end of the song.
Elvijs Grafcovs together with Māris Jēkabsons has created new arrangements for the old holiday song, dressing “The Little Drummer Boy” in a very nice drum’n’bass stylistic suit. The new single was recorded in several studios in Latvia. The song was mixed at the “Ciemupe Productions” and mastered by Erls Holders in the studio “HDQTRZ” in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
The recording was made by: Kristīne Prauliņa – vocal; Ralfs Eilands – vocal; Elvijs Grafcovs – guitar; Māris Jēkabsons – tenor sax; Kristaps Lubovs – bariton sax; Laura Rozenberga – trombone; Oskars Ozoliņš – Trumpet; Māris Vitkus – keyboards; Jānis Olekšs – bass; Andris Buiķis – drums.
The video of the new single was filmed in several very colorful places in Latvia, from a small family shop in Stende to the city center of Riga and even the Pinki sleeping area. The music video was directed by Rimants Iržikevičs, who has made his debut in this genre.
Artwork made by Mārtiņš Legzdiņš and the music can be heard in all the streaming services and the best radio stations. The video can be found on YouTube.