Rehya Stevens is not only a gifted and highly praised singer-songwriter, she’s also an insightful observer when it comes to a vast spectrum of human emotions. Granted, it’s a rare artist who can fully plough through the tangled web of feelings and experiences encountered during the often confounding journey that encompasses life’s entirety, but Rehya has been given the gift of not only perception, but also sensitivity, and with that – the ability to make music that is readily relatable to everyone fortunate enough to find it.
Rehya is especially adept at writing music that enhances the joys of the holiday season – and in so doing, rekindles the sentiment and kinship that’s so integral to that precious time of year. It’s especially important now, given the distancing, distrust and trepidation that have become so commonplace of late. Thankfully, Rehya’s music provides a formidable space to reinforce the bonds of brotherhood and fellowship that are so essential, not only at Christmas, but every day of the year.
Her latest album, ’Tis the Season, provides an irresistibly fun, upbeat, effusive set of songs that rekindles that magic and softens our hearts, inspiring people to put aside their troubles and rejoice in good tidings and an abundance of happiness for all. As a follow-up to her critically acclaimed, all-original 2018 holiday album, Celebrate, ’Tis the Season offers another set of soon-to-be Christmas classics along with three holiday standards. -Lee Zimmerman