Of course, finding out he'd chosen that song pretty much sealed my fate. So, a month or so ago I laid down the vocal tracks and some other friends of mine laid down some instrument tracks.
The result is, in my opinion, an excellent version of O Come, O Come Emmanuel.
But the coolest part about this song, is that my friend has decided to list this song on Bandcamp, where it is available for download. It's a name-your-price type download (where you can even put $0 as the price). He's decided that any proceeds generated from this song will go straight to the Samaritan's Purse Organization.
Here's a much more eloquent and well thought out explanation in my friend's own words:
This single started life as a project with a simple goal: record a Christmas single with my good friend and amazing vocalist, April Geiger. Now that it is complete and sounding very-nearly professional, I've decided to make this single pay-what-you-want with all profits going to benefit Samaritan's Purse in general and Operation Christmas Child in particular. I hope you enjoy listening to this song as much as I enjoyed producing it - Merry Christmas!
So, if you enjoy Christmas music, [very] indie artists and a good cause, you can click below to listen/download the song.
Merry Christmas y'all!