Ethereal folk. Space Cowboy twang. Psychedelic spaghetti western. Intergalactic blues grooves. Pop noir. Since their debut in 2011, Whitehorse has evolved from magnetic folk duo to full-blown rock band. In truth, Whitehorse is never fully either one or the other, but an ever-evolving creative partnership that challenges both artists to explore new instrumental and lyrical terrain with each project. Together, Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland’s searing Americana noir sensibility is distinguished by guitar wizardry (and instantly recognizable tone) and magnetic harmonies.
Now, Whitehorse puts their ‘melancholiday’ twist on the sounds of the season with A Whitehorse Winter Classic, a collection of new, original seasonal songs that explore the ups and downs of the holiday season. From joy and beauty to loneliness and melancholy, the JUNO Award winning duo celebrate the festive season in timeless, if bittersweet, fashion.
A Whitehorse Winter Classic captures the wonder of Christmas Eve in the shimmer and twinkle of “December’s Children,” and airport-weary travel exhaustion in “Ho Ho Ho.” McClelland’s celestial vocals soar on aching, gorgeous ballads ‘Snowballs and Snow Angels” and “Two Snowbirds.” Doucet’s affectionate resignation steers “Merry Christmas Baby” and fitting closing track “Cheers To Another New Year.” From top to bottom, A Whitehorse Winter Classic reflects on the family ties that knit us close even over great distances.