Review by Paul Monkhouse for MPM
Approaching their 40th anniversary, Bon Jovi have seen their long career thrive and grow, taking them from bars in their native New Jersey and onto stadiums all around the world.
They’ve become part of the musical fabric of our time and so it feels perfect that they should release a Christmas single that brings their own little slice of soul to the festive season.
A laid back and pensive ode to Yuletide, Jon Bon Jovi’s voice is full of a gritty wistful longing in this tale of a love lost.
Reflecting the experience of many at this time of the year, ‘Christmas Isn’t Christmas’ should strike a chord with many and its subtle playing and production eschewing the saccharine and replacing it with real heart.
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