Gwen Stefani just announced her new holiday album, You Make It Feel Like Christmas. The record will be out on October 6th, but fans can hear the first single and title track now. “You Make It Feel Like Christmas” is a duet with Gwen’s boyfriend, country singer Blake Shelton. The pair co-wrote the track with songwriters Justin Tranter and Busbee.
“You Make It Feel Like Christmas” starts with an upbeat drum, jazzy bass, and jangling guitar. Blake sings first, thankful for all the festivity bringing him cheer this winter. Gwen joins in, reflecting his sentiments, before swirling, old-fashioned horns announce the chorus. Gwen and Blake harmonize throughout, painting a scene of love and holiday charm. It’s a short song, but it sounds like the best Christmas classics from decades past. Listen to the new duet below:
“You Make It Feel Like Christmas” is a cute song, and promises more good tunes to come on Gwen’s upcoming album. At times, the single feels a bit more like a Blake Shelton track than a Gwen Stefani one. We can’t help but wonder how it would sound as a solo track. Nonetheless, we’ll have plenty of that on the album’s other eleven tracks.
You can stream the new song on Spotify now, or get an instant download when you pre-order the album on iTunes. Gwen’s official store offers great physical bundles, some including holiday cards, a Christmas ornament, and a shirt. Check out the full tracklist for You Make It Feel Like Christmas below. While six songs are covers of holiday classics, the other six are all originals.
- “Jingle Bells”
- “Let It Snow”
- “My Gift Is You”
- “Silent Night”
- “When I Was A Little Girl”
- “Last Christmas”
- “You Make It Feel Like Christmas” featuring Blake Shelton
- “Under The Christmas Lights”
- “Santa Baby”
- “White Christmas”
- “Never Kissed Anyone With Blue Eyes”
- “Christmas Eve”
Last month, we reported on a handful of newly registered Christmas-themed songs that Gwen co-wrote. The new songs “Christmas Eve,” “My Gift Is You,” “Never Kissed Anyone With Blue Eyes,” “Under The Christmas Lights,” and “”When I Was A Little Girl” were all written by Gwen, Justin Tranter, and Busbee. Meanwhile, “You Make It Feel Like Christmas” included the same three songwriters, plus Blake Shelton.
Not feeling the holiday cheer just yet? Another new Gwen Stefani song, “Medicine Man,” will be released in November. It appears as part of a compilation for the documentary, Served Like A Girl. Gwen originally wrote “Medicine Man” for her third solo album, This Is What The Truth Feels Like, released last year.
You Make It Feel Like Christmas comes out on October 6th. Keep checking back here for all the latest Gwen Stefani music news.
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