Described as ‘the Christmas duet you never knew you needed,’ Happy Christmas is the rock ballad that encapsulates the mood of 2020. Born from an idea planted by the BCMA marketing team, country rockstars Biddy Ronelle and Tommy Taylor join forces this holiday season to deliver a Christmas release that packs a punch. The song was co-written by Ronelle and Taylor and shares their thoughts about what Christmas might look like this year. Ronelle explains,
Normally I’d be beginning the busiest gig season of the year through to January 1st… As you can imagine my gigging diary is pretty empty this time around.
Happy Christmas opens with Biddy and a simple piano for the first verse, before kicking up a notch. The wailing guitars hit like a truck, along with Taylor’s rich, raw voice. I’ve described Tommy Taylor before as having a voice that could blow the roof off a stadium, and even as he restrains it here, the power is evident. Biddy and Tommy switch off, before joining forces in a stunning display of power and grace. The song highlights the importance of music and how it brings people together – not just on an individual level but on a global scale. It’s full of guitar shreds, bells, big voices and infectious laughter to celebrate the season of joy.
HAPPY CHRISTMAS features Will Watson on guitar, Nic Slack on keys and production by Stu Magru. It’s available to stream and download everywhere from 11th December. Pre-save it here. Follow Tommy on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram or visit his website. Follow Biddy on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, or visit her website.