Once again, Sofia Talvik has released a free Christmas single (by my count, this is the fifth one), and once again, it has proven to be a very nice surprise. This year's single is "Winter Canon", and though the AC/DC-ish cover artwork might bring other things to mind, the title comes from the repeated use of canon on many of the vocal phrases. The musical accompaniment is very minimalist, which makes this a great showcase for Sofia's vocals.
As she does every year, Sofia has chosen to support a charity, and encourages her fans to support it as well. This year's charity is ActionAid, an organization that "wants a world without poverty, so they work with local people to fight hunger, seek justice for women and education for children, and cope with emergencies." In order to access the download, you have to "like" both Sofia and ActionAid on Facebook; there is a widget on the single's page that makes it easy to do both of those things, and I have attempted to embed the widget at the end of this post (hopefully it works).
So go support a good cause if you're able to, and enjoy some lovely Christmas music by a very talented artist while you're at it. Happy listening!