8 tracks • 32 minutes • November 26, 2020
We’ve got a special holiday gift for our friends who celebrate Christmas! Today we’re pleased to release A Merry Hyrule Christmas, a festive album combining music from the Legend of Zelda franchise with traditional and beloved carols.
It may seem like a surprising combination at first glance, but arranger Eric Buchholz (of Hero of Time) noticed that the melodic hooks and harmonic progressions of Zelda songs are reminiscent of classic holiday tunes — and he set out to connect the two. The resulting album crosses between genres, from lighthearted tunes to more solemn carols. It’s Zelda music with a Christmas twist, and Christmas music with a Zelda twist. And it’s perfect to share during the holidays, whether the people you love play video games or not.
The Legend of Zelda properties are © Nintendo. Materia Collective and its artists in no way affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected to Nintendo with respect to this album. Musical compositions are © Nintendo and are used with permission.