Rising London star Olivia Dean reveals her brand new video for “The Christmas Song” via Amazon Music
Olivia Dean today shares a video for her cover of Nat King Cole’sb 1961 festive classic “The Christmas Song” for Amazon Music. Olivia has reinvented the beloved song into a modernised, sweeping slow burner complete with a live string section, whilst still preserving the heartwarming spirit of the original recording. It arrives alongside a video directed by Rosie Matheson (Sinead Harnett, Finn Askew), which gives a behind the scenes glimpse into the recording of the track on super 8 film.
“The Christmas Song” rounds off a landmark year for Olivia, with the song on track to be her first single to chart in the Top 100 Singles chart this week, already racking up over an impressive 2.4 million streams.
Dean released her stunning third EP Growth in July to critical acclaim and played packed shows and festivals across the UK, including two sensational sold-out shows at London’s Jazz Cafe. This year has also seen Olivia’s total global streams hit over 100 million, with over one million monthly Spotify listeners.
Of covering “The Christmas Song”, Olivia says “Nat King Cole’s and Ella’s Fitzgerald’s versions of The Christmas Song have been such comforting go-to’s for me at this time of year, so getting the chance to cover it for Amazon Originals was super exciting. It has always been a dream of mine to be able to sing with a string ensemble so getting to record this cover with the 12 Ensemble was very special. Big thanks to the very talented George Moore on the arrangement too. I hope you love it!”