Just in time for the holidays, Avril Lavigne surprised fans with her new cover of “Baby It’s Cold Outside” featuring Jonny Blu. The unexpected duet is only the second holiday song Avril has ever released, after her 2003 cover of “O Holy Night” with Chantal Kreviazuk. Jazz pop singer Jonny Blu, on the other hand, has a full album of Christmas songs as well as a Hanukkah single.
The unlikely pair’s new cover of “Baby It’s Cold Outside” adopts a classic Christmas sound. Avril’s voice sounds better than ever – stronger and a bit more mature. Jonny Blu sounds perfectly at home with his smooth vocals. Both blend well with the jazzy piano, horns, stand-up bass, and soft drums. The song features a big band breakdown halfway through before Avril and Jonny glide in for the second act. It’s a grand duet that will complement your holiday playlist this year.
Listen to the “Baby It’s Cold Outside” duet below:
You can buy Avril and Jonny’s cover of “Baby It’s Cold Outside” on iTunes now. As of this writing, it is not available on Spotify. The song appears in the new Hallmark movie, Switched For Christmas, out this Sunday.
Avril has been hard at work on her sixth studio album, the followup to her self-titled 2013 album. Earlier this month, she confirmed she was finishing up recording this year, with the album scheduled for a 2018 release. Based on what we’ve heard so far, the new album will be her best yet.
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