In this Creator Conversation, Maggie of The Imaginaries talks about their latest music video and holiday album, Hometown Christmas.
How did the Hometown Christmas album develop and what’s special to you about the album?
“Hometown Christmas” is a collection of our past original and cover holiday releases combined with some new festive songs. It developed over the course of many years and started with our pure love for Christmas and holiday music. This album is really special to us because it traces our history with our holiday releases from the past few years to present. Our holiday collaboration is really what started us working together as a duo.
Use only seven words to describe the album, Hometown Christmas.
Festive, unique, classic, nostalgic, heartfelt, timeless, welcoming…
What were some challenges you faced when making the album?
Getting it put together in time for the Brian Setzer Christmas tour last year was a bit of a challenge, but we managed to get it ready in time only for the tour to be canceled, unfortunately.
What behind the scenes stories do you want to share about the album?
This album features many talented friends of ours who we love to collaborate with, from co-writer Jeff Silbar (“Wind Beneath My Wings”) to band members like Dan Walker (who currently tours with Ann Wilson of Heart) to producers like Stephen Gause in Nashville and Mitch Bell in OKC.
What were the story and creative process behind the music video for the song, Hometown Christmas?
We wanted to capture that feeling of coming home for the holidays, warmth and being welcome… We wanted to create a cinematic video that inspires people to reminisce about what the holidays mean to them. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to create this music video in collaboration with the Chickasha Economic Development Council and Intellego Media and feature the town of Chickasha, OK and all that it has to offer, especially during the holidays.
What’s something positive you try to keep in mind or do when negativity surrounds you?
It’s important to remain and consciously be grateful in life. This always helps turn things back around for us if we focus on all the blessings in our lives, versus the hardships.
What places and activities do you like to visit and do in Oklahoma for the winter holidays?
We love the Festival of Light in Chickasha. We always enjoy Downtown in December in OKC (including the ice skating rink!). Guthrie’s Territorial Christmas is always fun too. Tulsa is also beautiful this time of year. We also love to spend time with family at home making memories (and lots of food!).
What else would you like people to know about yourself and your music?
Thanks to everyone for listening to and sharing our music and videos! Our hope is to spread some extra cheer this season! Keep up with us on social media and our website for all the latest!