Posted January 5, 2023 by Mike Mineo in Tracks

Modern Temple – “Reason For The Season”

Capturing the joy and familial warmness of the holiday season, “Reason For The Season” is a delightful single from husband-and-wife duo Modern Temple.

Based in College Station, TX, the duo wrote the track in December 2021, and revived it this most recent holiday season. A fitting delay, as it helped result in a music video featuring family and friends, in addition to the couple’s daughter taking her first steps (audibly heard in the opening moments).

The experience is an apt accompaniment to the single’s twinkling synths and “best time of year,” Christmas adorations, complemented well by the It’s a Wonderful Life sampling at the track’s conclusion. Prior, lush piano and perky synths assemble amidst a charismatic vocal presence in the verses, with a dual-vocal engrossment enjoining into the addictive chorus. “Reason For The Season” is an accessible, seasonal pop success from Modern Temple.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of January 2023’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine. Send your music to [email protected].