The Marsh Family have just released their holiday special, In The Bleak. The Kent-based Marsh Family comprises Ben and Danielle and their four children Alfie, Thomas, Ella, and Tess. Their Covid parodies, where they adapted Meat Loaf, Queen, Bonnie Tyler, ABBA, etc., went viral in 2020 which pushed them in the direction of composing and releasing their own music. This Christmas track is a ravishing holiday blend of varied vocal timbres that coalesce beautifully in an acoustic setting.

Opening with acoustic piano melodies, Danielle’s bejeweled voice set off an explosion of warm sympathy and spirited compassion. dotted with cozy acoustics, the song stretches with diverse vocal perspectives and cascading scales of harmonies. Joined by zealous trumpets and drenched with raining melodies, the family conveys their message with a mounting passion. The neo-classical musical canvas carries majestic imprints of acapella and acoustic styles.

We can’t help but swell with a social purpose as the lyrics call upon us to show up for our community and help those in need. This new release is the family’s fourth release of 2022 and the second festive, holiday-themed release in the last two years. The first one being Bring Us a Candle (2021) which was performed on BBC Morning Live and BBC Radio 2. Wholesome and hearty, the song has magnanimity, spirited choir ensembles, and a hopeful message that is sure to fill your home with the holiday spirit.

Available on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube Music!

Listen to In The Bleak by The Marsh Family here –