JJ HELLER has released her debut full-length Christmas album, Unto Us. Funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign, Unto Us is a blend of traditional holiday songs and new originals that capture the memories and feelings of JJ’s youth. “While researching other Christmas records, I was repeatedly drawn to the familiar old classics,” she explains. “This music; these memories fill me with nostalgia. Because there’s so much familiarity and tradition surrounding Christmas, I knew I needed to create tracks that felt like they always existed and Unto Us is stuffed like a stocking full of songs that you already know and love.”
To create Unto Us, JJ went to her fans, hoping to raise $30,000 for the production of the project. Over 2,000 people responded to a Kickstarter campaign, pledging over $80,000. This outpouring allowed JJ to enlist the recording talents of Ben Shive and Brown Bannister, and engage incredible array of instrumentalists to help create the nostalgic ambiance to compliment her charming, classic vocals.