Have Yourself a Very 'Big Christmas' With Exclusive Recordings from Global Artists02 December 2019 - Press release
Gavin James, Thalía, Ella Henderson and more have recorded original Christmas covers, exclusive to Deezer
It just isn’t Christmas until you hear songs about Santa and snowflakes. This year we’re adding a modern twist to your festive favorites. We’ve asked 18 talented artists to record original covers for Deezer’s ‘Big Christmas’ compilation!
Our brilliant lineup has artists from all over the world, including Australia, France, Norway, the UK and the Philippines. This includes singer Gavin James, ‘Queen of Latin Pop' Thalía and rising Scandinavian pop star Aurora. Each act recorded their own original Christmas cover, including top festive songs ‘Last Christmas’ and ‘Silent Night’.
But should you expect them to sound just like the originals? Definitely not. Every cover in Big Christmas’ offers a mix of genres that give a soulful, acoustic and electronic infusion to the original tracks.
Kieran Shudall of Circa Waves said this about the band’s track ‘Driving Home for Christmas’:"I’ve always loved Chris Rea's voice and in this business I find myself driving home for Christmas every year so the song choice just felt right!"
Deezer’s Nigel Harding* worked closely with the artists involved in Big Christmas. “Everyone has their go-to Christmas track they keep on repeat. What I love about 'Big Christmas' is that we’re giving a fresh feel to old favourites. Each track feels unique thanks to our artists, who have put their soul and personal touch into every tune."
The ‘Big Christmas’ 18-track compilation is only on Deezer and looks like:
1.Ella Henderson - All I Want For Christmas Is You
2.Gavin James - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
3.Thalía - Feliz Navidad
4.Aurora - Walking in the Air
5.Gabrielle Aplin - Happy Xmas (War is Over)
6.Circa Waves - Driving Home for Christmas
7.Robinson - Winter Wonderland
8.M.O - Last Christmas
9.James Smith - White Christmas
10.Juris - It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year
11. Josef Salvat - Silent Night
12.Son Little - The Christmas Song
13.Moss Kena - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
14.Hamzaa - Santa Baby
15. Elephanz - Santa Claus is Coming to Town
16.Jungle By Night - Carol of the Junglebells
17.CHARLOTTE - Someday at Christmas
18.Tim Ayre - Wonderful Christmastime
We’ll leave you this one fun fact. It looks like lots of you are already loving festive tunes. There’s been a worldwide boom in plays of our ‘Christmas is Coming’ playlist - 56% more streams in the last week alone!** So why not ignore the Scrooges and keep playing those Christmas bangers. Stream ‘Big Christmas’, exclusively on Deezer here.