by Legendary Vocals January 08, 2021 5 min read


      10 Songs To Kick-Start Your New Year

       

      Music is a gift you can access anytime and anywhere! It’s the perfect companion for whatever you are feeling in the moment.

       

      2020 was a time when many were confronted by increased solitude and anxiety. Our favorite music gave us the comfort and reassurance we needed because it reminded us who we are and it grounded us. Whether we were singing our lungs out to the latest hit single with our friends, or we were revisiting a lullaby our mother sang to us in the dark, the magic of music stirs up memories of our past selves.

       

      As we enter 2021, I want you to start off your year inspired and hopeful so I'll be sharing even more artists on Legendary Vocals. 

       

      Here are 10 songs from my curated playlist that will surely keep your spirits up as you pounce through whatever obstacles 2021 may bring one song at a time!

       

    • You Are My Sunshine by The Hound + The Fox

    • Why you’ll love this:

      This husband and wife duo have been friends with Peter and collaborated with him for years now. They said they wanted to create an everlasting gift not just for themselves and their son but also for parents, grandparents, and babies around the world. “We wanted to help babies sleep, to help remind parents that the world can indeed wait, and to help us all “stay little”.

      “It reminds us of our sleepless nights to our then newborn son, changing the lyrics to make the song happier. It brings us back to the days of learning how to let go of guilt for not getting more done on the harder days. It reminds us that these days are long and hard, but oh so sacred.”

      Buy the album here:  Moon Songs

       

    • What A Wonderful Love by The Hound + The Fox featuring Peter Hollens and Evynne Hollens
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      Why you’ll love this:

      The Hound + The Fox, one of our Featured Artists, made a very beautiful mashup of the songs “What A Wonderful World” and “Can’t Help Falling In Love” with Peter Hollens and Evynne Hollens, who was then pregnant with their second baby, Saylor.

      Buy the album here:  Moon Songs

       

    • The Prayer by Mat and Savanna Shaw
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      Why you’ll love this:

      This song launched the now viral father and daughter duo who love to sing together. Their goal is to SHARE HOPE & SPREAD JOY through their music and videos. They are one of the Featured Artists at Legendary Vocals.

      For this song, they shared that with everything that is going on in the world, sometimes it's best to pause and remember the simple prayer for “life to be kind”.

      Buy the album here:  Picture This

       

    • You Raise Me Up by Mat and Savanna Shaw 
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      Why you’ll love this:

      As the Shaws has put it“These compelling lyrics speak so beautifully for themselves. In times of heartache and despair, there is a longing for the companionship of another to lift us, support us, teach us, and love us. Whether our source of strength comes from a higher power, a loved one, a partner, a friend ... we can draw incalculable strength from their presence and commitment in our lives, as we become more than we ever could have alone. Take a moment today to thank the cherished, irreplaceable sources in your life who “raise you up!”

      Buy the album here:  Picture This


    • Amazing Grace by Peter Hollens featuring Home Free
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      Why you’ll love this:

      The all time favorite song with over 16 million views on Youtube should be on the list, right? With Home Free joining Peter on this cover, it leaves anyone who listens to this rendition feeling inspired and hopeful for the days to come. 

      Buy the album here:   Legendary Folk Songs.


    • Bridge Over Troubled Water by Peter Hollens featuring Tim Foust
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      Why you’ll love this:

      You can’t go wrong with any Peter Hollens and Tim Foust collaboration. This song was one of the most highly requested collaborations after these two amazing artists did their first cover together for the songSound of Silence.

      Buy the album here:  Legendary Covers Vol. 1


    • I'll Stand By You by The Hound + The Fox and Peter Hollens
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      Why you’ll love this:

      Shot during the peak of the pandemic, the artists stood 6 feet away from each other during the filming of the music video for this song. They say the worst times bring out the best in us, well it’s no wonder this makes our top 10!

      Buy the album here:  Legendary Covers Vol. 2: INSPIRE


    • When You Believe by Peter Hollens featuring BYU Vocal Point
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      Why you’ll love this:

      The song from one of the most inspiring animated films - Prince of Egypt. Peter mentioned that for the music video“It's a MIRACLE that we could film this together in Early-February of 2020 before everything changed!”

      Buy the album here:   Legendary Covers Vol. 2: INSPIRE


    • A Thousand Yearsby Peter Hollens, Evynne Hollens and Lindsey Stirling

    • Why you’ll love this:

      Peter Hollens, Evynne Hollens and Lindsey Stirling in one song with a music video that was shot at an actual wedding! This song is one of the most romantic songs of all time!

      Buy the album here:  Legendary Covers Vol. 1


    • Homeward Bound by Peter Hollens 
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      Why you’ll love this:

      300+ Choir joined Peter Hollens in this song from the 1993 film  The Incredible Journey. This song was really close to Peter’s heart not only because it's beautiful but also because of the story behind making this collaboration happen to leave a mark in everyone’s heart.

      Buy the album here:  Legendary Covers Vol. 1

       

      There you have it! 10 remarkable songs to start your 2021. You can even play all these in a loop for days (I know I will!)

      Watch the curated playlist here:  Peter’s Playlist

      You can check all the albums featured here at  www.LegendaryVocals.com. We can’t wait for you to listen to all these songs and more!

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