Christmas in the Desert is a touching, sedate effort that allows Miguel ample opportunity to showcase his songwriting skills. The track is able to succeed because Estrada pulls double-duty, telling a story as well as adding a further level of depth to the sleigh bells and backing instrumentation. The smart usage of silence provides further gravitas to the composition.
I feel that Christmas in the Desert is able to be placed among the pantheon of holiday tracks as it draws upon a traditional (almost classical) pacing and sound. The song is dedicated to anyone in service to our country that would be away from friends and family. Check out the single, let us know what you think, and purchase a copy for yourselves (a CDBaby link is below). A portion of the proceeds will go to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Miguel Estrada – Christmas In The Desert / 2018 Self-Released / 3:52 / CDBaby