Benjamin Koll is serving us Santa vibes!
After such a long, arduous year, beary singer Benjamin Koll is here with a jolly, friendly song to warm us up this Holiday season. The track, entitled “It’s Christmas Eve”, channels a little bit of retro Holiday goodness, and seems so needed right now.
I wrote this Christmas Carol to celebrate friendship, love, those who are no longer here and our chosen families, in hopes of a better future for all.Benjamin Koll
Koll states: “I used to hate Christmas. Did that for years, most of all after my grandparents passed away. I used to hate it because I was always somehow reminded by my ‘real’ family that I didn’t belong, that I was someone who they were ashamed of, simply because I was gay.”
“Maybe it was the uncomfortable silence when everyone else talked about their lives, and I just couldn’t because I didn’t want to see that look on their faces again. Maybe it was because the songs they sang and the images they shared only painted out again and again a society were I was not represented. That made me be depressed many times, grumpy or just longing to be isolated and numb from all those celebrations until January.”
“That was until I found my first gay true friend, a lovely fellow almost 20 years older than me. He introduced me to his friends and for the first time I began to feel accepted. That warmth, the approving look in their eyes, made me feel I belonged for the first time. and they told me about something I had never thought of: Our chosen families.”
The new single is available now on all streaming and download services!
Check out the audio video on YouTube below!