Kem is set to release his first holiday CD, “What Christmas Means to Me” on October 16th. A mixture of Christmas classics and new holiday songs, Kem explains how he developed the album.
People in my camp have been asking me to make a Christmas album for years. It was something that I wanted to do but at the same time I didn’t want to do a Christmas album of covers. And those are wonderful songs, but I really wanted to do a Christmas album of original songs — which, I didn’t do that either. The album is called, “What Christmas Means.” Half of the album is original compositions, and I chose the other half to be some of my favorite cover songs. But I put a different spin on the songs. I did them in ways that I haven’t heard anyone do them before. It’s not a contemporary Christmas album; it’s a classic Christmas album.
Currently, Kem stars in the remake of “Sparkle” in theaters now.