Malaysian pop punk band, An Honest Mistake are releasing a Christmas album for the first time ever in the history of Malaysian music. The album consists of four (4) songs with two (2) originals and two (2) covers. It will be called ‘An Honest Christmas’. It will drop on all digital platforms on 12th December 2016. This is a pun to the band name, at the same time highlighting songs that reflect what Christmas really is to the band apart from it being a celebration of the birth of Jesus or holiday. The album is not just a compilation of songs but also an album full of collaborations with local and regional artistes.
The original song, ‘Finding My Way’ featuring Lynn from Beatburns. She’s a Filipino who grew up in Malaysia. This song was inspired by the feeling of being homesick. As a Filipino growing up in a country with diverse cultures, sometimes we can get lost in the mix. We sometimes need to find our own way and this song represents that feeling of being lost but yet able to seek refuge in the ones you love.
The second original song, ‘Ain’t Christmas Without You’ was previously released in 2013 as a single that features Ashley Chan, the female vocalist then and it is the only evidence of her time with the band. She only spent a year with the band and parted ways in 2014. This song sums it all up as Christmas is a celebration that happens at the end of the year. With the ones you love and a year concluding, all you want to do is to be with the person you love the most. It definitely would not be Christmas without them.