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Stars Go Dim Releases a Fresh Take on ‘The First Noël’

Stars Go Dim Releases a Fresh Take on ‘The First Noël’

Stars Go Dim has shared a fresh take on “The First Noël.” Bestowing a worshipful bent to the timeless classic, Stars Go Dim’s Chris Cleveland adds a soaring chorus he penned with Jeff Pardo, who also produced the track. The track is off his upcoming Christmas EP slated for November 5. Listen to his version of “The First Noël” here.

“‘The First Noël’ is a song, like I’m sure for a lot of you, that I’ve heard, sung and loved since I was a kid,” shares Cleveland, who uses Stars Go Dim as his stage moniker. “This Christmas, we wanted to take a song that reminds us of those simple and classic Christmases of our past and reconnect with the story of Christmas in that way. We added a beautiful and worshipful chorus that feels like it’s been part of the song forever. My prayer for you as you listen to this song is that it can bring us together, connecting us to the simple and peaceful tradition of the season, but that you will also be able to worship and sing along as we declare the truth about Jesus coming to Earth.”

The modern twist on the beloved Christmas selection comes on the heels of Stars Go Dim’s brand new radio single, “Yes He Does,” the artist’s first taste of new music since 2019’s Better. Cleveland performed a stripped-down version of the track during a recent taping of “Acoustic Storytime”—also featuring host Jason Gray and fellow singer/songwriters Michael Farren and Hannah Kerr. The monthly in-the-round concert is set to air on SiriusXM’s “The Message” next month.

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Stars Go Dim will debut new music out on the road through the end of the year, sharing the stage with fellow label mate Dan Bremnes and Cleveland’s “10000 MINUTES: THE EXPERIMENT” podcast co-host Tim Timmons on select dates. For tour dates and more information, visit

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