The Marsh Family’s latest single, “If That Day Comes Round,” is a poignant and timely release that transcends the boundaries of typical holiday music. Released for Christmas 2023, the song dives into the complex and heartbreaking issue of the ongoing violence in Israel and Palestine since October 7th, emphasizing empathy and understanding.
The track is more than just a musical piece; it’s a heartfelt call for peace, shedding light on the profound impact of the conflict on the lives of those involved. The Marsh Family approaches the subject with a delicate touch, conveying a message of hope and the possibility of a miracle in the midst of darkness. Importantly, the single serves as a fundraising effort for the International Red Cross, contributing to their essential humanitarian work in both Gaza and Israel. Musically, “If That Day Comes Round” is a beautifully crafted composition, driven by a blend of guitar, strings, mandolin, and piano. The instrumental arrangement complements the depth of the lyrics, reflecting on the shared histories of conflict, faith, and grief. The inclusion of voices from individuals on both sides of the conflict adds a layer of authenticity to the song, fostering a sense of unity in addressing a deeply divisive issue.
The closing touch of translating the word “miracle” into Arabic and Hebrew adds a symbolic layer, emphasizing the universal desire for a positive change and resolution. The Marsh Family’s commitment to using their music as a platform for awareness and support is commendable, making “If That Day Comes Round” not just a song but a heartfelt contribution to a cause that needs attention and action.