In '07 I scored a small film for Universal called 'Whisper' directed by Stewart Hendler and co-produced by Gold Circle Films. The thriller was set in winter, and snow and ice were visual themes throughout. The director suggested making references to the well known Christmas song 'Carol of the Bells', and I put quite a few sly references to it throughout the score. Towards the end of the film we licensed a recording of a bigs choir doing the song and I wrote an instrumental intro and ending to it.
Once the score was done the director suggested I write a song that in some way references Carol of the Bells for the end titles. I partnered with singer/songwriter Jill Siefers Walsh and her husband Steve Walsh for lyrics - something I can't do! I had just been introduced to the amazing singer songwriter Jesca Hoop, who was getting some much deserved recognition having worked with Tom Waits and others. Jesca come to record and made a few very cool changes to the lyrics.
The track is based on a loop I created with some crotales and other bells and electronics. The rest is Jesca's haunting vocals.