Even after the holidays, Christmas at 7222, Vol. 2 is still in your rotation, and I love that, seriously – thank you. Turns out, my Big Bro and Mentor Substantial was moved by one of the songs from the project and, uh…we made a REMIX!
“Hymnal for the Lamented (The Substantial Remix)” is the name, and it is NOW AVAILABLE on Bandcamp and StephanieGayleMerch.com today, on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s actual birthday – I figured it would be fitting since this song is about celebrating and honoring people who are no longer with us.
Click on any of the links above to hear the track or purchase it for your own personal collection. You can also click on the hyperlink below so you can pre-save the song for Spotify, because it will be released there and several other major platforms next week.
By the way…Happy New Year.
Break out the fresh egg nog – the wait is over! Christmas at 7222, Vol. 2 is finally here, and for now, it is exclusively on Bandcamp.
This follow-up to 2019’s holiday EP, Christmas at 7222, Vol. 1, continues the goal of creating new holiday originals with a hint of nostalgia. However, Vol. 2 takes a slight detour, tackling some issues that affected us in 2020, and still affect many of us throughout this holiday season. Mental heath, relationship challenges, and the ever-looming presence of mortality and how precious it is, are the main themes addressed on this album. Through it all, hope still springs eternal, and that is the defining theme of this album, and every holiday season.
You can listen to Christmas at 7222, Vol. 2 above, through the embedded Bandcamp music player, and you can make your purchase through it, as well. Please also leave a great comment on the album’s Bandcamp page about the project and tell the world what your favorite song is. Thanks in advance, and Happy Holidays to all of you!
Good Morning Fam,
SURPRISE! Christmas has come early…not really, but what I have IS a nice surprise!
Today, I’m releasing the lead-off single to my forthcoming follow-up holiday EP, Christmas at 7222, Vol. 2. The song is called “Not Enough (Wishful Thinking)” and features one of my talented nephews who goes by the name of Wink, and Queens, New York native and emcee, SoSoon. Get ready, because this holiday single is on another level, giving you that “winter in New York, with Timberland boots on” feeling, while hitting you with thought-provoking and deeply introspective lyrics through and through.
Check out this banger of a single and help me continue to make amazing music for you by making a purchase on Bandcamp. Thanks for being a supporter of my craft, and please, be sure to write a comment under the track – either here or on Bandcamp – so the rest of the world can see how dope it is.
Also, be sure to check out my official merch shop by clicking on the “STORE” tab above, or by going directly to StephanieGayleMerch.com for more items and apparel.
If you missed the live show interview with me on The Bad Filipino with Myki Angeline, fret not, the replay is now available on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch, for your viewing pleasure.
I had such a fantastic time talking with Myki about things like my music, my life during the shutdown, and my queer little childhood (while my mother and brother were watching live! 😬). If you didn’t know much about me before, you’ll know A LOT more about me after this interview – trust me.
You can watch the full interview above, and also, please be sure to leave a comment below letting me know what you thought of it.
Yesterday (Sunday 9/13), Episode 94 of Ya Gay Aunties Live Show & Podcast happened, and it was an amazing experience to be a part of. I joined hosts Hanifah Walidah, Red Summer, and special guest Yoruba Richen (The Killing of Breonna Taylor documentary) for this magical afternoon of fantastic fun and amazing energy among women from all walks of life, celebrating one another. Towards the end of the show, I performed a song – “Vulnerable” – and then sat down and helped to answer a question from a longtime fan of the show. With the Patti LaBelle/Gladys Knight Verzuz battle just a few hours away, hanging with us was the perfect way to get your Sunday afternoon and evening off to a great start.
Need more context? Watch the video above to get a better understanding.